“I believe that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter who you are or where you come from,” says Anthony. “[GOSO] wants you to feel like your past is your past and you don’t want to come back from where you came from, and they make you want to do better, adjust your life to something positive.”
Last week, we were proud to honor a number of young men at GOSO’s graduation for all of their hard work in our program. Congratulations
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
New York Nonprofit Media Buzz: The post-prison reentry organization Getting Out and Staying Out last night celebrated thirteen years of hard work both on the part of
After 58 NYC-based organizations convened this week at City Hall calling for immediate action on the Mayor’s plans to close Rikers Island, Mark L. Goldsmith, Co-Founder and
An Organization Paves a Path Out of Rikers Island and Into the Job Market By Sean Piccoli / December 11, 2016 At 19, Michael Vanleuvan
For the past two years, Glenn Martin has run his Harlem-based organization, JustLeadershipUSA, from coffee shops or anywhere else he can find to get his work done.
If there is anyone who should look and feel out of place in the corridors of Riker’s Island, it is Mark Goldsmith. A retired cosmetics executive who once headed up Yves St. Laurent in the United States, Goldsmith carries himself with an easy going polish and self assurance that seems more appropriate for lunch at the Four Seasons. Yet, Goldsmith has found himself a new home.
In the three years since he started working with Rikers Island inmates, Mark Goldsmith has drastically increased the odds of success for hundreds of newly released young men in danger of slipping right back into jail.