In 2018 we opened a site down the street from our main office completely devoted to Education (one of the Three E’s!). The GOSO Education Center is a place where participants come to learn, to explore, and to challenge themselves to grow academically. GOSO is especially committed to supporting young men in their pursuit of higher education. To ensure our participants have the resources they need to succeed, we’ve significantly expanded our educational programming and facilities. And just in time — enrollment in our education programs grew by 52% in 2018.
- Offering college-level courses allows participants to test the waters and determine if college is the right choice for them. Through our collaboration with College Now and LaGuardia Community College, established this fall, they get college credit, too!
- We’ve increased the amount of vocational trainings that we offer, including the addition of the OSHA 30-hour Construction Training, which about 30 participants completed in October.
Read more about GOSO’s 2018 year in-review in our year-end newsletter. (here)