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.
Over the past week a group of GOSO participants have been hard at work in our vocational training room to obtain OSHA’s 30-Hour Certification. The
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.
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