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

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Career Managers work one-on-one with participants to evaluate their degree of job readiness, and help them research job prospects, submit online job applications, and prepare cover letters and resumes. Clients have unlimited access to computers, fax machines and phones, and receive MetroCards, appropriate clothing and haircuts for job interviews.

MENTORING

Our mentoring program carefully matches participants with trained volunteer mentors who share their interests and experiences. Mentors can provide the empathy, guidance and support participants need as they take on the many challenges of reentry. Mentor/mentees meet twice a month for a minimum of six months.

EDUCATION

Career Managers assist participants in applying for high school equivalency (HSE) classes, college, or vocational schools, and monitor their attendance and performance after they enroll. GOSO pays application fees, provides MetroCards for transportation, and covers the cost of books. GOSO volunteers provide tutoring to participants at all educational levels. There’s more: Pathways to Graduation classes, College Prep and Summer School.

GOSOWORKS

Participants become eligible for the internship-to-employment (I2E) program by completing a comprehensive job readiness curriculum and submitting a five-paragraph essay, along with their resume and cover letter, to Program Director, Geoffrey Golia. If their interests, skills, and attitude match up with an opening with one of our employment partners, we will send them for an interview. If the candidate seems like a good fit, he can become an intern, paid for by GOSO, for up to 240 hours. This hands on experience provides participants with challenging work experiences, opportunities to learn key job skills, and professional mentorship. If the business decides the candidate has been a good fit during or after the internship, they are encouraged to hire him, full-time.

SAVE CURE VIOLENCE

SAVE (Stand Against Violence East Harlem) is built on the model established by Cure Violence, which seeks to empower Interrupters on our communities, to deter violent acts before they become reality, and to inspire our youth to take pride and owenrship in their future.

SPOTLIGHT:
GOSO 15th Anniversary

NEWS + MEDIA Read More GOSO News

23 March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOSO President Jocelynne Rainey Speaks out on essential reforms and need to reduce jail population amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Rainey calls for release of vulnerable populations, no rollbacks on bail reform, no prosecution of minor offenses and release of those charged with technical parole

20 March

Supporting Local GOSOWorks Employer Partners

NYC’s small businesses need us! GOSOWorks is fortunate to partner with so many incredible NYC-based small businesses, providing GOSO participants with invaluable experience and the

16 March

A Message to Our Community re: COVID-19

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the increasing concern over COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and with the health and safety of our participants and staff in mind, we have made the decision to amend our operating protocols.

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