For the past few weeks, PIX11 has been focused on reform inside Riker’s Island, looking at the violence and corruption plaguing the jail. Caught in the middle are inmates, many of whom want to turn their lives around once they get out. Yet, in so many cases, they simply do not know how and many end up back on a path of crime, back inside Rikers.
GOSO is staffed by a dedicated team of licensed social workers. In honor of Social Work Month, we asked our team members to discuss their passions for their profession and reflect on their experiences at GOSO. In the first part of this series, Sarah Blanco speaks about how she chose her career and the transformative potential of social work.
New York – Getting Out and Staying Out—New York City’s Most Innovative social service agency, focused on assisting justice-involved young men—has recently joined Twitter and Facebook to increase awareness of the tremendous work it is doing and to assist in fundraising efforts to continue providing solution-focused services to program participants.
Reginald Andre and Daniel Goldberg, vice presidents in the Investment Management and Merchant Banking divisions, respectively, have more than 20 years of combined experience at the firm – but they met for the first time at a nonprofit event in 2014 that was organized by Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO).
Early last spring, GOSO made an appeal to supporters to help with our recovery from the East Harlem explosion and jump-start a 3-year to dramatically increase capacity and improve program services. We are deeply grateful for the wonderful response we received and are pleased to announce that we have signed a lease on a highly visible street-level space a few doors down from our East Harlem office. Renovations are virtually completed and we expect to be moved into the new space by the second week of January.
Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) attended a convening in Washington, D.C. dedicated to “Promoting Innovation in Civic Engagement” to talk abotu GOSO’s participation in the participatory budgeting (PB) process in New York City. PB is a democratic Process where community residents decide hwo to spend at least $1,000,000 of discretionary fundign set aside by City Council memberos on physical improvements in their communities.
Ovenly Creates Opportunites within Community By Michelle M / originally published September 1, 2014 Very few Greenpointers can resist the sweet smell of Ovenly’s signature cakes and
Harlem Citizens Allot .9M for Local Projects Participatory budgeting lets community decide where to spend By Kristen Meriwether / originally published April 11, 2013 NEW YORK—As