“When we start by working with these young men, who are 16 to 24 [years old], on the goals they have for themselves in education and employment, their capacity is limitless.” – Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, president and CEO of Getting Out and Staying Out
This election will determine the next several years of our lives. This is why it’s incredibly important for us all to vote. It is essential for us to vote for candidates who want to address systemic injustices and justice reform in our country because history has shown that not too many politicians care about these issues, and even fewer take action.
When you look beyond the headlines about gun violence in New York City and actually spend some time in neighborhoods like East Harlem, it is clear that what our community doesn’t need is increased policing and incarceration — what we need is more basic resources and opportunities.
A non-profit that works to redirect young men from a life a crime is expanding into a new headquarters space in East Harlem.
The social justice nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out has landed a deal for almost 18,500 square feet of space in East Harlem, providing a slight boost to Manhattan’s office market as it continues to struggle amid the pandemic.
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.”