Jonathan C. remembers the first time he knew he was destined for a career in the limelight. “I was at home watching Kevin Hart — one of his stand-up specials. I remember noticing the audience reactions, and how he brought so much laughter to the room. I thought — ‘I can do that!'”
The successful East Harlem-based post-prison reentry nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is excited to announce the addition of esteemed CNN news anchor John Berman to its Board of Directors.
At GOSO, we focus our efforts on teaching the hard and soft skills that our clients need in order to find success in the workforce, and computer skills workshops are part of the basic foundation of our two-week Job-Readiness Curriculum. Using Microsoft Office, e-mailing, and even typing are skills that have become second-nature. However, for many GOSO clients it’s the first time they’re being exposed to these different programs. It’s important to us that our clients become comfortable and ultimately master these skills so that they are opened up to more job opportunities.
Last week, GOSO clients and staff were joined by volunteers from Goldman Sachs’ Community TeamWorks for an incredible team building outing at Hoodwinked Escape’s “Escape the Room” experience in Harlem. Our guys were able to get their adrenaline up while honing critical thinking skills, improving team building and assessing their ability in adopting leadership roles.
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.
On Friday, August 3rd, GOSO joined with The Osborne Association, The Legal Aid Society, JustLeadership USA and CLOSERikers, and our own SAVE Cure Violence team
Transformative. Innovative. A catalyst! That’s GOSO. But those words describe dozens of other community organizations across the country, too. One place where we come together
Post-prison reentry program Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) and Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) hosted a successful first Hoops Against Violence tournament attended by more than 300 Harlem youth on Saturday.
Post-Rikers Reentry Nonprofit “Getting Out and Staying Out” (GOSO) and partners Legal Aid Society, Osborne Association, JLUSA and Cure Violence Program S.A.V.E. to host: VOTER
This Friday, August 3rd, GOSO will host a Voter Registration Drive, in partnership with Just Leadership USA, The Legal Aid Society, The Osborne Association