emmanuelThroughout my life I have faced many obstacles. One major hurdle has been discrimination based on my race. My life has been even more complicated because I was incarcerated. Many of these things changed when I was introduced to GOSO. A close friend informed me about this program and described its benefits. GOSO provided me with the stability that I needed to come back into, to re-enter, society. GOSO staff and interns, all social workers, see beyond our past and our mistakes and recognize our true potential, which motivates us to use that potential to our fullest ability. Because of the support and encouragement of GOSO, I have accomplished many things and achieved valuable skills certifications, such as 10-hour OSHA and 10-hour General Industry OSHA training. GOSO helps me still, with things that I need in order to move forward with my life and career. With the help of GOSO I wrote my first resume and earned a job. In the near future I plan on achieving my main goal which is getting my high school equivalency diploma (GED/TASC). I eventually plan on enrolling in college. So right now, studying is my primary focus.