Author Archives: GOSO Staff

Getting Out and Staying Out Featured on Pix 11!

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.

SOCIAL WORK MONTH: Sarah Blanco

GOSO is staffed by a dedicated team of licensed social workers. In honor of Social Work Month, we asked our team members to discuss their passions for their profession and reflect on their experiences at GOSO. In the first part of this series, Sarah Blanco speaks about how she chose her career and the transformative potential of social work.

GOSO is now on Facebook and Twitter

New York – Getting Out and Staying Out—New York City’s Most Innovative social service agency, focused on assisting justice-involved young men—has recently joined Twitter and Facebook to increase awareness of the tremendous work it is doing and to assist in fundraising efforts to continue providing solution-focused services to program participants.

Forging Ahead with our 3-Year Plan

Early last spring, GOSO made an appeal to supporters to help with our recovery from the East Harlem explosion and jump-start a 3-year to dramatically increase capacity and improve program services. We are deeply grateful for the wonderful response we received and are pleased to announce that we have signed a lease on a highly visible street-level space a few doors down from our East Harlem office. Renovations are virtually completed and we expect to be moved into the new space by the second week of January.

GOSO Visits the White House: Promoting Innovation in Civic Engagement Convening

Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) attended a convening in Washington, D.C. dedicated to “Promoting Innovation in Civic Engagement” to talk abotu GOSO’s participation in the participatory budgeting (PB) process in New York City. PB is a democratic Process where community residents decide hwo to spend at least $1,000,000 of discretionary fundign set aside by City Council memberos on physical improvements in their communities.