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.
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
For the second year in a row, we hosted an evening of presentations called GOSOTalks! GOSO participants were asked to create a PowerPoint presentation on a
From August 19th to August 23rd, GOSO welcomed students participating in the Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) Program, a week-long initiative at Columbia University that promotes
Everyday in our communities, there are people who might not have access to the basic essentials to maintain health and hygiene. Knowing this, GOSO participants,
Through our employment program, GOSOWorks, we’re fortunate to partner with more than 80 employers across the city. Our employer partners provide GOSO participants with paid
Our employment program, GOSOWorks, was included in a recent article in the New York Post, focusing on the challenges young men in our city can