Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), the nonprofit that has helped more than 10,000 formerly incarcerated and justice-involved young men access education, achieve emotional well-being and secure meaningful employment, has named Jocelynne Rainey, Chief Administrative Officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, as its new President & CEO.
For 15 years, Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) has been a pillar of support for justice-involved young men in New York City. Participants know that they can count on GOSO to be an accepting, safe space to thrive as they reenter their communities and build productive lives.
Small Business Saturday, on November 30th, is all about showing up for and supporting the local businesses that keep our communities flourishing and resilient. We’re grateful
Why did you decide to join GOSO? I heard about GOSO when I was at Rikers Island in 2016. Mr. Goldsmith visited my building and
Our incredible network of volunteers makes our work possible. They provide invaluable service that complements the work of our staff. Volunteers work with our participants
GOSO is able to reach hundreds of justice-involved young men each year because we have a strong team of dedicated and passionate individuals who show
A recent article in Bon Appétit offered a valuable look at ways in which some restaurant industry employers are using socially-conscious hiring practices to do empower their communities. One major impact the industry is having is on recidivism — the cycle of justice-involved people who are re-arrested.
On Thursday, October 10th, we teamed up with RaisedBy.Us on their fifth annual, city-wide initiative: Tech Gives Back! This day brings together the tech community
If criminal justice reform is to succeed in New York, it’s going to require more people with the passionate commitment of Omar Jackson. At first glance, criminal justice reform appears to be a winner. The jail population in the city has been declining steadily, from around 11,700 in 2013 to just under 7,200 as of September 2019.
I was incarcerated around 2016 and Chelsea (GOSO Senior Career Manager and Director of Reentry Services) used to come from GOSO to visit me. She told me all about the program and encouraged me to join. We stayed in touch throughout my incarceration— she would send me books and holiday cards.