How did you connect with GOSO? My cousin inspired me. He came to GOSO a few years ago, they helped him get a job, and
I grew up in Harlem; it’s where I went to school, played basketball, all of that. At a young age, I got caught up in things that led me to Rikers Island when I was 16 years old. When I came out after 1 year there, I was working towards doing something good with my life, and then I got caught up in a different situation that wasn’t my fault. Everyone that I knew was arrested. That’s when I went to prison upstate, where I spent 25 months.
We hope you’ve been following along with our GOSOGives projects since we launched the program in January! GOSO participants and volunteers have engaged with and supported their communities through a variety of service projects in our area. It’s a great way for participants and volunteers to work side-by-side, on a peer level, to foster connections. These enriching experiences have taught GOSO Guys invaluable skills, including teamwork, leadership, philanthropy and more.
GOSO’s office is constantly abuzz with participants sharing their music with each other, writing short stories, performing poetry and spoken word, comedy routines — you
Over the next few months, our GOSOCorp program will be bringing a packed lineup of fun and meaningful activities with our fantastic network of corporate partners. What better way to kick off this exciting season, than with a trip to the bowling alley?!
What brought you to GOSO? I wasn’t doing anything with my life. I was on this path of being what I perceived as a failure
GOSO participants are learning to lead. Through our new Leaders-In-Training (LIT) Program, our participants are developing critical capacities for community-building, conflict resolution, mentorship and other
On May 11th, GOSO’s partner organization, Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) hosted its second Hoops Against Violence community basketball tournament at the Johnson Community Center in East Harlem. This event brings the community together to raise awareness of gun violence prevention.
GOSO is excited to share that Julia Friedman, our Senior Director of Community Programs, has been honored as Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year by Head-Royce
Yesterday, Getting Out and Staying Out had the great privilege of meeting Charlamagne tha God, co-host of the radio show The Breakfast Club and outspoken