Youth development professional William Blair has joined GOSO as our Director of Education and Employment. He will work to expand our workforce development programming to provide even more job readiness training, create more permanent job opportunities and help to enhance the overall prospects of our participants to find good careers and fulfilling lives.
GOSOWorks Employer Partner Spotlight: Concrete Safaris
Through our robust employment program, GOSOWorks, we’re fortunate to partner with more than 80 employers across New York City. Our employer partners provide GOSO participants
#ShopSmall to Support GOSO
Small Business Saturday, on November 30th, is all about showing up for and supporting the local businesses that keep our communities flourishing and resilient. We’re grateful
Meet GOSO: Nick and Anna from our GOSOWorks Team
GOSO is able to reach hundreds of justice-involved young men each year because we have a strong team of dedicated and passionate individuals who show
NEW YORK POST: “I have stability now.”
Our employment program, GOSOWorks, was included in a recent article in the New York Post, focusing on the challenges young men in our city can
GOSO & Employment Partner Dos Toros in the News
Michael Van Leuvan has a wife and three kids and lives in the Bronx. He’s thrilled to be earning $20 an hour as the manager of a Mexican fast food restaurant in Manhattan, and he’s hoping to get a 10 percent raise in the near future.
GOSOWorks Employer Partner Spotlight: Madison Square Park Conservancy
Employment is one of GOSO’s fundamental “Three E’s”: Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-Being. Our robust employment program, GOSOWorks, connects our participants with internship opportunities with over 70 employer partners across New York City. The Internship2Employment model consists of a three-month paid internship (GOSO subsidizes the wages), which can turn into a full-time employment opportunity.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
GOSO relies on the generous donation of time and expertise by volunteers (like you!). Below are projects and programs for which we are currently recruiting
IN THE NEWS: New York Times profiles GOSO as it honors employment partner Dos Toros
An Organization Paves a Path Out of Rikers Island and Into the Job Market By Sean Piccoli / December 11, 2016 At 19, Michael Vanleuvan
How This New York Food Truck Is Driving Change
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.