Michelle Pryce-Screen and Omar Jackson

A Message from Michelle Pryce-Screen and Omar Jackson: Why GOSO is having a Big Party on April 20th

Dear GOSO Community,

On April 20, GOSO will host its annual Gala at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan and you can be a part of it – wherever you are that night, and even if you don’t like big parties.

It will be an exciting event, where we will celebrate our participants, who face tremendous obstacles and work hard to create promising futures for themselves, their families, and communities. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, it’s also an important night for GOSO and why we invite you to attend or consider a donation to show your support.

Last year, our team worked with 1,100 young people from throughout New York City and we are on track to help even more in 2023 through programs in:

Education | Employment | Emotional Well-being | Access to Resources | Violence Intervention & Prevention

In our respective roles, we see the increasing needs of the young people we serve and the under-resourced places from where they come. At the same time, we see that our holistic, individualized approach is working – with recidivism consistently below 15%.

The reality, of course, is that we cannot do what we do without resources. GOSO depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and private foundations, in addition to government grants. The Gala is a source of critical funding that helps us remain stable, nimble, innovative, and most effective.

Join us! We’d love to see you at the Gala if you can buy a ticket or provide a sponsorship. If you can’t, we invite you to take this opportunity to buy a digital journal ad or donate. Gifts of every size are appreciated and contribute greatly to the success of GOSO participants.

Thank you for considering being part of the GOSO Gala on April 20!

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Michelle Pryce-Screen
Executive Director &
Chief Program Officer


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Omar Jackson

Chief Advocacy Officer & Director, SAVE
(Stand Against Violence East Harlem)