The post-prison reentry organization Getting Out and Staying Out last night celebrated thirteen years of hard work both on the part of the organization and the many young men who have accessed its programs to overcome obstacles and thrive. In 2016, the number of young people who received educational, mental health and career training programming through GOSO grew by 57 percent, and the nonprofit’s internship-to-employment program GOSOWorks placed more than 70 percent of its participants in full-time jobs with the group’s more than 50 employment partners. CNN’s John Berman, anchor of Early Start and the CNN Newsroom, hosted the celebration which was held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Contributions will allow GOSO to further broaden services in its East Harlem offices and on-site at Rikers to help more young people stay out of jail and build productive futures. Listen to our CEO Corner podcast with GOSO’s co-founder and president Mark Goldsmith.