Participant Resource Page/

Here, you’ll find a calendar of upcoming events and seminars organized to help you reach your goals. If you have any questions, talk to your Career Manager! All events are for GOSO participants only (closed to the public).

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 22, 2020: GOSO will be reopening on Tuesday, June 23rd. We will operate on a three-day schedule on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:30am to 5:00pm. We will resume being open 5 days per week beginning the week of July 20th.

Starting June 23rd, participants will be able to come to the front door of our 75 location to receive food, MetroCards, and PPE (masks, gloves, etc.).

On-site services are still postponed until further notice. To ensure you do not experience a disruption in services, we are providing the following:

  • The Two-Week Job Readiness Curriculum is being conducted via video-conference on Zoom. The virtual curriculum schedule is available for download below.
  • Conducting virtual intakes. This means we are still currently accepting new participants into our program, and they can start our curriculum and access our other resources.

Due to the closure of our offices, Adolescent Curriculum is currently on hold. We look forward to resuming it once we reopen and school restarts.

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August 17, 2020
  • Emily's Birthday

    August 17, 2020

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  • GOSO Walk-in Intake Hours

    August 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    If you are a:

    • young man
    • aged 16 to 24
    • who has had involvement with the criminal justice system 
    • and are committed to making positive changes in your life

    you can walk-in on Mondays from 10:00am until 4:00pm to find out more about our program and request an intake.

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  • Mellow Mondays (Art Group)

    August 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    1400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10026

    Mellow Mondays is an arts-based group that promotes creativity and relaxation for GOSO participants. The group meets weekly, from 12pm to 2pm, in the Tutoring Room at the Education and Vocational Center.

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  • BROSO (Brothers Staying Out) Group

    August 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

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  • Adolescent Curriculum

    August 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

    This specialized curriculum for participants who are still in high school covers many of the topics covered in our Job Readiness Curriculum. Additionally, participants explore issues related to educational and personal success.

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August 18, 2020
  • Week One

    August 18, 2020

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  • Orientation Workshop

    August 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In Orientation, we discuss how GOSO operates, our program rules, and all of the opportunities that the program can provide.

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  • Basic Computer Skills

    August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In this workshop, participants learn basic computer skills, including typing, writing professional emails, and utilizing Microsoft Office suite.

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  • Career Exploration 1

    August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In this seminar, we encourage participants to think freely and creatively about their futures and identify their strengths, talents and passions. With the help of the facilitator, group members develop a list individual career tracks that could potentially lead to fulfilling and realistic employment goals. By the end of the seminar, each participant has three career options that he will research in preparation for Career Exploration II.

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  • SAVE Group

    August 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    75 East 116th Street, New York, NY, 10029

    Staff from Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) come to GOSO to address issues related to violence, crew/gang involvement, and ways to address challenges in the communities.

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  • Regulate (Anger Management Group)

    August 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In this group, participants learn techniques to help them better regulate their emotions and make better personal and professional decisions.

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  • Adolescent Curriculum

    August 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

    This specialized curriculum for participants who are still in high school covers many of the topics covered in our Job Readiness Curriculum. Additionally, participants explore issues related to educational and personal success.

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August 19, 2020
  • Job Search Workshop

    August 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In the Job Search workshop, participants learn about professional networking and interpersonal communication, as well as best practices in conducting online job searches.

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  • Career Exploration 2

    August 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    Building off of Career Exploration 1, this workshop focuses on the careers chosen by each participant, and discusses possible next steps for earning the educational, professional, and vocational skills and certifications necessary to enter those fields.

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  • Resume Writing Workshop

    August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    In this seminar, participants discuss the design, structure, and content of an effective resume, and practice using their resumes in an interview setting. We then ask all workshop participants to take a few moments to review their resumes and practice speaking about a job experience to the group. This seminar also includes an introduction to online professional networking websites like LinkedIn, and a section on responsible social media use.

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  • Growin’ & Glowin’ (Mental Health Group)

    August 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Growin' & Glowin' seeks to destigmatize mental health treatment and promote emotional well-being among our participants. In doing so, we hope to make the idea of mental health more approachable and connect the concept with cultural, familial, and individual values and beliefs.

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August 20, 2020
  • Time Management Workshop

    August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    The goal of this workshop is to help GOSO participants understand the importance of time management, develop good time management habits and skills, and begin to master the tools that exist to support staying on top of one’s schedule. We will review the use of calendars, alarms, and other tools, as well as the difference between appointments and events one needs to attend to versus those that one wants to attend to, and discuss various scenarios that could arise and the best ways to handle them.

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  • Social Workplace Dynamics

    August 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Curriculum Review Workshop

    August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

    The final workshop before participants' final interview, Curriculum Review covers important skills and lessons from the two week curriculum.

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  • Time's Up (Discussion/Debate Group)

    August 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Time's Up is a discussion group that engages GOSO participants on the way concepts of race, oppression, and privilege play out in their lives and in society-at-large.

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  • Yoga and Meditation Group

    August 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    75 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

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