“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.”
Acting Tips from John Leguizamo
For GOSO Guys, Spring has been filled with drama … at acting school! In April, we shared that a group of Guys had been collaborating
#CLOSErikers Rally at City Hall
On Monday, April 24th, GOSO and SAVE Cure Violence staff attended the #CLOSErikers Rally at City Hall. We were joined by over 140 organizations that
GOSO By the Numbers
2016 Year -End Update At GOSO, we learn from our data. All year long, we meticulously document the number of clients who cross the threshold
Harlem antiviolence organization launches new initiative
Harlem Antiviolence Organization Launches New Initiative Mika Basson / September 29, 2016 Harlem’s antiviolence organization, Getting Out and Staying Out, officially launched the Stand
VIDEO: Mutual of America’s Tribute to Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)
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
VIDEO: Mark Goldsmith, CEO of Getting Out and Staying Out, Wins The 2008 Purpose Prize
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.
School of Hard Knocks
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.