GOSO Holiday Party!

The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without our favorite annual tradition: our participant holiday party! With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 on the horizon, we took the opportunity to celebrate our participants’ hard work and accomplishments, as we always do — with an awards ceremony! This year’s awards ceremony took place at Harlem Tavern, where more than 50 GOSO clients showed up to celebrate a year of growth and exceptional outcomes.

For Immediate Release Getting Out and Staying Out

Statement on First Step Act from GOSO President Mark Goldsmith

Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) is proud to be part of a coalition advocating in Washington for meaningful criminal justice reform. In particular, GOSO is pushing for reforms to improve prison conditions, enhance productive reentry services and make sentencing changes that will have real positive impacts for our communities and criminal justice-involved young people.

#InternationalVolunteerDay at GOSO

Today is #InternationalVolunteerDay! On this day, we’d like to say thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers whose support makes our work possible! Throughout the year, GOSO is fortunate to benefit from the volunteered time and expertise of hundreds of volunteers who each bring a unique set of talents to our organization.

Growth of our Education Center

In 2018 we opened a site down the street from our main office completely devoted to Education (one of the Three E’s!). The GOSO Education Center is a place where participants come to learn, to explore, and to challenge themselves to grow academically. GOSO is especially committed to supporting young men in their pursuit of higher education. To ensure our participants have the resources they need to succeed, we’ve significantly expanded our educational programming and facilities.

Simeon R. is College-Bound in 2019

For many, a new year is an opportunity to reset, refresh and set new personal goals. GOSO participant Simeon R. is doing just that, with a focus on education. His goal in 2019 will be to conquer his first semester at LaGuardia Community College, in Queens. Simeon plans to study business in the hopes of becoming an entrepreneur after graduating.

Team GOSO is Growing

Join us in welcoming Tim Bustle and Jannee Davis to the GOSO team! As Career Managers Tim will focus on our adolescent programming, which allows participants who are still in high school to attend GOSO after school; and Jannee will lead our vocational programs (i.e. OSHA, security training), which provide skills-trainings to connect our participants to better-paying jobs.