We are here to alleviate attrition by any means other than free choice!
F.O.R.T.E. provides a stable environment, safety, and socialization. This is critical because statistically, the first 3 to 6 months is when those without strong community ties recidivate. Our organization's mission and vision are predicated on the knowledge that education is the most significant catalyst in the rehabilitation of the reentering citizen. We know that F.O.R.T.E. is the structure that reduces the intergenerational lack of a higher education degree.
Based on a needs analysis, F.O.R.T.E. provides positive relationships and strengthens community ties. Everyone deserves to flourish by being provided the social determinant of stable and affordable housing to students who are determined to reintegrate into their communities. At a time when America houses about 25% of the world’s prison population, F.O.R.T.E. will also safely reduce recidivism and increase the graduation rates of individuals encountering the collateral consequences of felon disenfranchisement.
F.O.R.T.E. knows that we set a standard that is easily attainable by the population we serve. We maintain the follow-through of retention assumptions by coordinating resourceful relationships with students, community members, and sponsors through developmental workshops, programs, and cultivated means.