Author Archives: GOSO Staff

Stargate Theatre Company at GOSO

GOSO Partners with Stargate Theatre Company for GOSOArts

The Stargate Theatre Company is a program housed within Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) in New York. Stargate is focused on “giving voice” to youth who are facing the challenges of poverty, trauma, and involvement in the criminal justice system. During the summer season, their full-time program offers paid positions to these young people, to come and learn how to write, direct, and act in their own stage productions. This not only leads to expanded creativity, but also to improved self-confidence, communication, and critical thinking, and helps develop workforce-readiness.

GOSO President Mark Goldsmith Named One of New York Nonprofit Media’s “50 Over 50”

On October 20th, New York Nonprofit Media announced their annual “50 Over Fifty Awards” and GOSO’s own, Mark L. Goldsmith, is among this year’s honorees! Mr. Goldsmith is the Founder, President and CEO of Getting Out and Staying Out, and is being recognized by NYN Media for his work with GOSO and his decades-long commitment to improving the lives of justice-involved young through supportive services.

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GOSO’s Geoffrey Golia Speaks at Work Progress Program (WPP)

Geoffrey Golia, GOSO’s Senior Career Manager and Director of Employment Development/GOSOWorks, had the opportunity to speak at the Work Progress Program (WPP) Learning Network event yesterday. The Center for Economic Opportunity and the NYC Human Resources Administration partner to support WPP, which is a subsidized wage program meant to complement existing youth services agencies by providing low-income young adults with work experience.