As a community-based organization, GOSO strives to create a community-minded atmosphere that will help our guys thrive emotionally, which allows them to thrive in the areas of education and employment (the Three E’s!). Workshops, programs, conversations, laughter, games and art — all of these are considered central to that mission.
It’s June, which means it’s graduation time here at GOSO! This year the students in our GOSOEd school have really thrived in the classroom and are graduating with high school diplomas!
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
GOSO is Seeks New Board Members Who Champion Change GOSO is excited to announce that we are recruiting new Board Members to support our growing
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.
May 1st is May Day, traditionally a day to recognize laborers and tradespeople, whether in manufacturing, building arts, landscape management or a variety of other
A goal here at GOSO is to ensure our participants are being connected to new ideas and diverse opportunities. Challenging participants to dive deeper into their passions and think about the future is a crucial part of our work, and employment is one area that benefits from this exercise.
On April 8th, 2019, Getting Out and Staying Out participants attended Google’s first day of educational workshops at the new Grow with Google NYC Learning Center in the heart of Chelsea. Our Action Board member, Tasia, connected GOSO to this resource.
Let’s get right to it: we are so thankful for the generous support of every single person who showed up for our 15th Anniversary gala on April 4th. It’s a simple act that speaks volumes.
A recent article in Bon Appétit offered a valuable look at ways in which some restaurant industry employers are using socially-conscious hiring practices to do empower their communities. One major impact the industry is having is on recidivism — the cycle of justice-involved people who are re-arrested.