The events of this year have left Americans utterly shell shocked. More than 160,000 people across the country have lost their lives to the nightmare known as covid-19. Meanwhile, and long-simmering frustrations over racial inequality have spilled into the streets.
Eight months in and 2020 has proven to be a revealing year. Across New York City and the country, people are banding together in more important ways than ever before.
GOSO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was swift — it had to be, our participants needed us more than ever as a reliable support system.
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.
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.”
Enough is enough. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and far too many others are gone who should still be here today.
Happy #WellnessWednesday! We hope you’ve been enjoying our #StayingHomeStayingWell with GOSO series on our IGTV channel (follow us @gosonyc!). In case you missed it, every
Jocelynne Rainey: “I know some of these people firsthand. They are the young men I work with daily at Getting Out and Staying Out. GOSO is a citywide nonprofit helping incarcerated and justice-involved boys and young men, ages 16 to 24, connect to jobs, education, vocational training and mental health services.”
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Geoffrey Golia here — the Chief Administrative and Program Officer at GOSO, and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and mental health professional. This is