The temperature in New York City is dropping very quickly, so GOSO has launched our 2nd annual Make-a-Gift Campaign to raise funds for coats, hats, and gloves for participants. Give the gift of warmth this holiday season, and use the link in our bio to donate today.
Today GOSO is celebrating the newly-passed “Clean Slate Act.” Signed into law this morning by Governor Kathy Hochul, the law seals the convictions of people who complete their sentences and remain out of trouble for a set period — three years for misdemeanors, eight for eligible felonies.
To ensure that all of our participants have the items they need to stay warm this holiday season, GOSO has relaunched our Make-a-Gift Campaign. Please consider adding a gift to GOSO to your shopping list and donate now.
Over 100 influential and committed voices gathered for breakfast at The Yale Club of New York City on October 17 to network and discuss issues related to young people and the criminal legal system, social justice, and violence prevention.
A big congratulations to GOSO Board Chair Kimberly Till for being named a 2023 Crain’s New York Business notable nonprofit board member.
Last Wednesday GOSO’s Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) was proud to co-organize a mixer for East Harlem’s Community-Based Organizations to exchange information, brainstorm around on issues we are all facing, and establish lines of communication that will help us collaborate, organize and create community-focused opportunities.
On October 17, Getting Out and Staying Out is hosting our inaugural Our Voices Ourselves women’s breakfast at The Yale Club. This event will gather New York City’s influential, powerful, and committed voices to network and discuss the impact of violence on women and the steps we can take to prevent and find a cure for violence in our communities.
GOSO loves celebrating the success of people in our community. We love it because Harlem-based Black-owned businesses enrich and strengthen our community.
Vikki Pryor: GOSO has made great headway and, since our inception nearly 20 years ago, we have helped over 15,000 at-risk or legal system-involved individuals. Our participants face obstacles in most aspects of their lives, including the deep stigma that makes it difficult for them to plan for the future and achieve stability.
On April 20, 2023, more than 250 guests gathered at the iconic New-York Historical Society to honor GOSO community champions and celebrate our participants – their strength and determination to change their lives despite all obstacles.