An Organization Paves a Path Out of Rikers Island and Into the Job Market By Sean Piccoli / December 11, 2016 At 19, Michael Vanleuvan
September 30, 2016 NYN BUZZ Lead Item for the Day! Anti-recidivism organization Getting Out and Staying Out elects Goldman Sachs VP Reginald Andre as new
Harlem Antiviolence Organization Launches New Initiative Mika Basson / September 29, 2016 Harlem’s antiviolence organization, Getting Out and Staying Out, officially launched the Stand
Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) founder featured on ABC7’s Viewpoint to describe better ways of reducing prison recidivism
For the past two years, Glenn Martin has run his Harlem-based organization, JustLeadershipUSA, from coffee shops or anywhere else he can find to get his work done.
It’s the season of caps and gowns in New York, and while there’s a unique and valuable story under each mortarboard in the class of 2016, perhaps none are as interwoven with issues like race, policing, education and family as those of the young men who were honored Monday for achieving their high-school equivalency at the East Harlem organization Getting Out and Staying Out.
At the Union Square farmers market in New York City, Fredrick Coleman chats with his customers about confit and rillettes. Coleman, 29, works the booth for a farm that raises rare-breed pigs and sells pork to upscale Manhattan restaurants. Coleman is the quintessential foodie. But just two years earlier he had never even eaten a fresh pea.
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’s vital work was feature in Fox News’ “Beyond the Dream” segment. Watch the video to hear from Mark L. Goldsmith and some of GOSO’s clients.