Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) gives these young men the social and work skills needed to find and keep jobs, further their education and avoid future incarceration.
Nonprofit: Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)
Getting Out and Staying Out now serves 1,800 young men a year who are in, or newly released, from Rikers Island and upstate prisons. Its 2-week Job Readiness Curriculum features workshops on career exploration, interview techniques, workplace conduct and health and hygiene. Those completing the program successfully can go on to 3-month paid internships or study for a high school equivalency diploma. The recidivism rate of GOSO participants is far below what is typical.
Tackling a Critical National Problem
CEO Mark Goldsmith, who founded GOSO in 2004, has had the opportunity to personally brief President Trump and key legislators on how GOSO’s programs are reshaping the lives of thousands of young men, while reducing recidivism, crime and poverty. The recidivism rate for GOSO enrollees, at 15%, is far below the 50% to 60% that is typical for these young men.
Project: Strategic Growth
With an annual budget approaching $3.5 million and a solid record of achievement and recognition, GOSO is inviting a Community Partners team of HBS alums to evaluate strategic growth choices that could help many more at-risk young men.
- Ideal project for alums with an interest in helping at-risk young men and tackling an urgent national problem.
- Kick-off meeting scheduled for November 28th.
- Time commitment approximately 10-15 hours per month for 3-4 months.
- Questions? Contact Project Coordinators Efrem Sigel, MBA 1968 firstname.lastname@example.org or Charley Beever, MBA 1978 email@example.com.