It is amazing MCNY alumni like Dr. Jocelynne Rainey ’97 that inspire us all to find the purpose in our careers.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rainey on being named one of
Crain’s 2021 Notable Black Leaders and Executives!
As CEO and President of Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), a leading citywide non-profit serving justice-individuals, Dr. Rainey oversees programming which has helped more than 10,000 young men access education, achieve emotional well-being and secure meaningful employment since its advent 15 years ago. GOSO’s innovative workforce development program, GOSOWorks, has placed hundreds of justice-involved young men in paid internships and internship-to-employment placements in fields including non-profits, food service, construction and building maintenance—growth industries in the metropolitan area.
Dr. Rainey made history as GOSO’s first Black President and has grown the incredible legacy of GOSO in her tenure. In the past year, GOSO achieved a 10% recidivism rate for participants, distributed over 20,000 packs of PPE to the community, placed over 100 participants in GOSOWorks opportunities, and was one of the only reentry services in New York City taking in new participants at the height of the pandemic. Through the immense challenges, Dr. Rainey has lead GOSO with dedication and resolve to rise above.
Dr. Jocelynne Rainey is also one of the MCNY alumnae featured in the book, The Power of Purpose: The Impact of Metropolitan College of New York on our City and Our Communities! (page 22)