Get Involved at GOSO/

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GOSO Grand Opening/

June 16th

You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of our ” New East Harlem Headquarters”  located at 2283 Third Avenue,  June 16, 2021 at 11AM.  We will have guest speakers, VIPS, Community leaders and of course our community partners. 

The program will also highlight the celebration of Juneteenth, a great day of celebration for Black people and freedom in America. 

Refreshments will be served!  Tours of our new 18000 square foot facility will be available and we welcome you all! 

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GOSO DoorDash Fundraiser/

NOW – June 11th

With every single order through DoorDash from now through June 11th (personal or expensed!) apply GOSO21 in the promo code section while checking out, and DoorDash will donate 10% of your subtotal to GOSO on orders with subtotal $25+.

There’s no limit on the number of times you can use the code over the next 2 weeks and no limit on where you order from! 

Eat a delicious meal for a great cause.


The Dignity Ride/

Saturday, June 26th

To join the motorcycle route, become a crowd fundraiser, or donate to GOSO’s services please visit The Dignity Ride page.

To join us for the bicycle, pedestrian, and block party portion of the event please RSVP here.

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SAVE Gun Violence Awareness Month/

Thursday, June 17th

JOIN US and come through! The SAVE team and our community partners in peace are going to be kicking off #GunViolenceAwareness with a march to save lives and create change in Harlem and beyond. Making our demands heard and flexing the power behind our voices to our elected officials in organized ways like this is how we go about creating safer neighborhoods for everyone, everywhere.


Begins at 105 East 116th Street in Front of Diana Ayala’s Office. Will march together to 106th.

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Community Book Drive/

All Throughout June 2021

GOSO is excited to launch our Community Book Drive during Mental Health Awareness month.  Our Community Book Drive will help to build a resource of books to send to incarcerated participants in GOSO’s Reentry Program and those who are part of our Community Program in East Harlem.

We hope that you will support GOSO’s Community Book Drive! Shop this link to find the books most requested by our participants.

Visit our Book Drive page for more details.

Past Events/


INVEST: Mass Incarceration vs. Mental Health/

May 2021

INVEST: Mass Incarceration vs. Mental Health

Mayoral Forum event

Criminal Justice and Reentry Mayoral Forum/

March 30th 2021

2021 Mayoral Candidates will present their positions on key issues related to prison reentry, policing in schools and communities, barriers to housing for justice-involved individuals, mental health and incarceration and criminal justice reform.

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One-on-One with Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Dr. C. Nicole Mason/

February 2021

JOIN US for THE POVERTY TRAP: Race, Inequality and Incarceration, an in-depth discussion with Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women; and author of “Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America.”

One-on-One with Dr. Jocelynne Rainey and Nicole Fleetwood/

January 2021

On January 7, 2021, Dr. Rainey, President and CEO of GOSO, spoke with special guest Nicole Fleetwood, author of “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” (2020). Ms. Fleetwood is a writer, curator, art critic and Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

INVEST: Safer NYC Communities/

December 2020

Across the country, Black and Brown people are disproportionately impacted by policing. We must work together to change the paradigm for policing in our communities. On Monday, December 7th, GOSO hosted an important conversation about policing alternatives for safer NYC communities with leading voices: Jessica Mofield, Executive Director at the NYC Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence; and Omar Jackson, director of GOSO’s own SAVE Cure Violence.

INVEST: Justice Transformation is on the Ballot, a critical dialogue on the power of POC voters/

October 2020

An important discussion about the impact voting can have on our daily lives, the voting power of people of color, how and when to vote and what it means to be a Justice Transformation voter, featuring Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, Getting Out and Staying Out; Jennifer Epps-Addison, Center for Popular Democracy; and Lesley Sigall, League of Women Voters of the City of New York.

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GALA: Meet the Movement/

September 2020

On Tuesday, September 23, GOSO’s Meet the Movement virtual gala brought together our community for a program discussing GOSO’s place in the nation-wide movement for social change. We honored heard from GOSO President & CEO, Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, and special guests including Jennifer Jones Austin, Van Jones, and Baz Dreisinger. And we were honored to feature a special award presentation to Mark L. Goldsmith, GOSO Founder and CEO Emeritus, for his inspiring vision and 16 years of leadership. As a former executive, Mr. Goldsmith developed GOSO into an organization that helps more than 1,000 incarcerated and justice-involved young men annually to achieve their educational goals and obtain jobs that lead to careers.

INVEST: Creating Opportunities for Justice-Involved Black and Brown People in the Workplace/

August 2020

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, businesses throughout NYC and across the country have pledged to combat systemic racism. On August 10, 2020, Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) joined with businesses and advocates who share in our belief that hiring court-involved and formerly-incarcerated people will strengthen communities.