It’s June, which means it’s graduation time here at GOSO! This year the students in our GOSOEd school have really thrived in the classroom and are graduating with high school diplomas!
GOSO’s Julia Friedman Honored as “Alumna of the Year”
GOSO is excited to share that Julia Friedman, our Senior Director of Community Programs, has been honored as Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year by Head-Royce
Growth of our Education Center
In 2018 we opened a site down the street from our main office completely devoted to Education (one of the Three E’s!). The GOSO Education Center is a place where participants come to learn, to explore, and to challenge themselves to grow academically. GOSO is especially committed to supporting young men in their pursuit of higher education. To ensure our participants have the resources they need to succeed, we’ve significantly expanded our educational programming and facilities.
Simeon R. is College-Bound in 2019
For many, a new year is an opportunity to reset, refresh and set new personal goals. GOSO participant Simeon R. is doing just that, with a focus on education. His goal in 2019 will be to conquer his first semester at LaGuardia Community College, in Queens. Simeon plans to study business in the hopes of becoming an entrepreneur after graduating.
Message from Mark Goldsmith, President & CEO
“I’ll tell you how I ended up on Rikers Island. Fifteen years ago, I volunteered for PENCIL’s “Principal for a Day” program. I asked to be assigned to the toughest school. A short ride later, I was on Rikers Island in a classroom with a group of young men who inspired me to be a catalyst for change.”
Public Workshop: “NYPD Gang Database”
open to the public NYPD Gang Database workshop with SAVE Cure Violence and The Legal Aid Society Thursday, July 26th 3:30PM to 5PM 91 East
Carlos, you’re a graduate!
Our Guys are graduates! GOSO participant Carlos P. graduated from Bard College this past weekend, and GOSO President and CEO Mark Goldsmith was there to
A++ for Two Committed Educators
It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day! GOSO is fortunate to work with a number of committed educators who help our Guys achieve their academic goals. Today,
Meet GOSO’s Newest Hire: Debbie Li
MEET GOSO STAFF: Debbie Li is one of the newest hires at Getting Out and Staying Out, Inc., on board as the Director of Finance & Operations. In this interview, she talks about her fruitful experience in the nonprofit sector, her passion for compassion, and changing the toilet paper, too.
GOSO Cuts Ribbon on New Harlem Education Center
Last night GOSO staff members and clients were joined by community leaders, partner organizations and education stakeholders for the grand opening of GOSO’s new Education Center at 1400 Fifth Avenue in Harlem.