GOSO’s work was recently recognized in City Journal, a quarterly magazine published by the NYC-based think tank Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. In a special issue
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It’s the season of caps and gowns in New York, and while there’s a unique and valuable story under each mortarboard in the class of 2016, perhaps none are as interwoven with issues like race, policing, education and family as those of the young men who were honored Monday for achieving their high-school equivalency at the East Harlem organization Getting Out and Staying Out.
For the past few weeks, PIX11 has been focused on reform inside Riker’s Island, looking at the violence and corruption plaguing the jail. Caught in the middle are inmates, many of whom want to turn their lives around once they get out. Yet, in so many cases, they simply do not know how and many end up back on a path of crime, back inside Rikers.
GOSO’s vital work was feature in Fox News’ “Beyond the Dream” segment. Watch the video to hear from Mark L. Goldsmith and some of GOSO’s clients.
Mutual of America sponsored and produced this video highlighting the great work Getting Out and Staying Out is doing with justice-involved young men in New
Mark Goldsmith didn’t expect to go to jail when he volunteered to be “principal for a day” at a New York City school. But after requesting a “tough school,” he was assigned to Horizon Academy, a high school for inmates ages 18 to 24 at Rikers Island prison.
Civic Ventures, a national think tank awarded Mark Goldsmith, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Getting Out and Staying Out, the 2008 Purpose Prize.