Author Archives: GOSO Staff

Audio: Young Men in Harlem Grab a Second Chance After Arrests

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.

SOCIAL WORK MONTH: Jenna Roth

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 fifth Q&A of this series, Jenna Roth reflects on teamwork and family at GOSO.

How This New York Food Truck Is Driving Change

At the Union Square farmers market in New York City, Fredrick Coleman chats with his customers about confit and rillettes. Coleman, 29, works the booth for a farm that raises rare-breed pigs and sells pork to upscale Manhattan restaurants. Coleman is the quintessential foodie. But just two years earlier he had never even eaten a fresh pea.

SOCIAL WORK MONTH: Ashley Andreo

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 fourth part of this series, Ashley Andreo reflects on the rewarding aspects of social work.