PERCENT OF GOSO PARTICIPANTS STAY OUT OF PRISON OR JAIL

NEW JOB PLACEMENTS EVERY SINGLE YEAR

PERCENT ENGAGEMENT IN WORK AND SCHOOL

PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS IN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ATTAIN EMPLOYMENT

Reducing recidivism through Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-Being.

GOSO has established itself as one of the most effective reentry programs in the New York City area for 16 to 24 year-old, justice-involved men. Fewer than 15% of GOSO participants return to jail, as compared to a national average of 67% for their age group. Over the past fifteen years we’ve proven that early intervention within the justice system, along with supportive counseling, educational support, vocational training, and workforce development works to reduce recidivism and help our participants become contributing members of their communities.

HOW WE HELP

CAREER MANAGEMENT

Our licensed social workers, or Career Managers, work one-on-one with participants to provide emotional and professional support. Career Managers provide mental health therapy and resources to help participants on their paths to success. Working together, a Career Manager and a participant develop a solid progress plan outlining that individual’s goals and how to achieve them.

EDUCATION

GOSO hosts an onsite Pathways to Graduation school, which is a high school equivalency program. Our school is part of the NYC Dept. of Education, and our educators support GOSO participants to achieve their diploma. After high school, we can help participants apply and enroll in college or other professional trainings.

GOSOWORKS

Utilizing funding from the City of New York, our employment program, GOSOWorks, connects participants to subsidized internship-to-employment opportunities with about 70 businesses across New York City. GOSOWorks is a staffing solution available at no cost to employers for the first 240 hours of work, after which employers can hire our participants. With our support, participants becoming outstanding employees, ready to grow with the challenges of the job.

SAVE CURE VIOLENCE

Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) is GOSO’s Cure Violence Program, and its team works to reduce violence in our East Harlem community. SAVE is a branch of the national Cure Violence program, which has sites across the U.S. The model seeks to stop the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control: detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing community norms.

SPOTLIGHT:
GOSO 15th Anniversary

NEWS + MEDIA Read More GOSO News

01 July

Congratulations to the GOSO Class of 2020!

We’re incredibly proud of all of our grads: Angel F., Anthony L., Brad A., Equan J., Jabari M., Joseph M., and Mateo E.! They showed up, committed to doing the work, and made it happen.

24 June

Leader to Leader: Responding to race and COVID-19

Jocelynne Rainey, GOSO: “The momentum growing from the Black Lives Matter movement – and the desire of funders to support work that directly addresses racism – presents an important opportunity for nonprofits to examine the work we are doing.”

30 May

Statement from GOSO President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey on George Floyd

Enough is enough. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and far too many others are gone who should still be here today.

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