For Students

At Masa, our programs build confidence and community while preparing young people to succeed academically.

For Parents

Masa engages whole families, helping parents build skills to advocate for themselves, their children, and their communities.

For Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to Masa. There are many ways to get involved, from outreach to our after-school program.

Meet Our Volunteers

Constance

Patience and persistence! Building the meaningful relationships I now have with students I’ve worked with for two or more years has been the most gratifying journey. The scholars I worked with are such smart, considerate, and kind individuals. They have such great potential. I know that if they work hard and believe in themselves they can achieve anything they want.

ConstanceVolunteer for 2.5 years
Louisa

Fun, learning, and smiles: After three years of volunteering at the Masa After-school Program, my experiences are still life-changing. Tutoring can be challenging but joining Masa means you’re FAMILY: you’ll find the support you need to get the job done. Our family is invested in advocating for children and families, improving grades, sharing cultural experiences, and having fun. Masa rocks!

LouisaVolunteer for 3 years
Erin

Rewarding. Energizing. Comedic. I joined Masa because I wanted to give back to the community and I wanted to become involved with a side of NYC I wasn’t familiar with. I tutor two students — they’re quite different from each other, but I love how consistently we laugh together. The most rewarding part of volunteering is seeing my students progress and forming a supportive relationship with them.

ErinVolunteer for 1 year
Jose

Exciting, gratifying, transformational: I have had the pleasure of working with different children and I have been able to make a small difference with each one. The most rewarding aspect so far is seeing the students you work with grow in front of your eyes. I have seen middle school kids transform into individuals who have integrity, are curious, always questioning, and who never cease to teach you.

JoseVolunteer for 2 years

Latest News

Upcoming events at Masa

We have a few exciting community workshops and events coming up that we wanted to share with all of you:

  • Thursday, March 23rd, 6-8 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Workshop on tenant rights with New Settlement CASA
  • Thursday, March 30th, 6-8 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Workshop on Common Core math for 2nd- and 3rd-graders, designed by our very own After-School Program Coordinator
  • Thursday, April 6th, 6-8 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Workshop for parents about adolescent sexual and reproductive health, offered by a health educator form Lincoln Medical Center

We’re excited to bring this valuable information to Masa families. All these workshops are open to the community. Hope to see you at Masa sometime soon!

Building knowledge of immigrant rights in the Bronx

At Masa, we are thrilled to announce that we are beneficiaries of the New York Community Trust’s Liberty Fund. The goal of the Trust is to preserve constitutional protections for City residents. Masa’s work will focus on building knowledge of immigrant rights among underserved Latino immigrant communities, as well as connecting people to trustworthy legal services through consultations and referrals. Having begun this immigrant justice work immediately in response to the election, we are extremely excited to scale it up and bring this vital information to families across the Bronx!

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¿A su hij@ le interesa aprender a tocar un instrumento?
¡Inscríbase en el programa de música de UpBeat NYC!

Tienen cursos de trompeta (martes y jueves, 4-5 PM), trombón (martes y jueves, 4-5 PM), percusión (martes y miércoles, 6-7:30 PM), y clarinete (lunes 4-5:30 PM, miércoles, 6-7 PM) para niños de 8-18 años. También tienen coro de padres y niños de 5 años y mayores.

Para más información, llame al 718.766.5291 o mande un correo a caitleen@upbeatnyc.org.

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Does your child want to learn to play a musical instrument?
Sign them up for a music class with Upbeat NYC!

They offer trumpet classes (T/Th, 4-5 PM), trombone (T/Th, 4-5 PM), drum line (T/W, 6-7:30 PM), and clarinet (Mondays 4-5:30 PM, Wednesdays 6-7 PM) para children aged 8-18. They also have a parent/child choir for children 5 and older.

For more information, call 718 766 5291 or e-mail caitleen@upbeatnyc.org.
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¿Necesita ayuda con preparar un plan de emergencia para su familia?

Haga una cita con la Alianza de Inmigración del Bronx para el sábado, 13 de mayo, entre las 10am hasta las 5pm.

Se reunirá individualmente con un voluntario capacitado por una hora para hacer un plan de emergencia o preparar documentos necesarios, como una carta de poder para el cuidado de sus bienes.

Sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017
10am - 5pm
Servicios Legales del Bronx
349 East 149th Street, 10 piso, Bronx, NY 10451

Para hacer una cita, llame o mande texto al (646) 780-9186
o mande un correo a elizabethsnow91@gmail.com

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Do you need help making an emergency plan for your family?

Make an appointment with the Bronx Immigration Partnership for Saturday, May 13th, between 10am and 5pm.

You will meet individually with a trained volunteer for one hour to make an emergency plan or prepare necessary documents, such as a power of attorney for the care of your belongings or assets.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
Bronx Legal Services
349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor, Bronx, NY 10451

To make an appointment, call or send a text to (646) 780-9186
or send an e-mail to elizabethsnow91@gmail.com
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¡Hágase la prueba!

Venga a Masa el día viernes, 5 de mayo, entre las 2-6 PM, para una prueba de VIH gratis y rápido. Se necesita hacer cita -- para una cita, llame al 646 481 5890 o mándenos mensaje por Face.

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Get the test!

Come to Masa on Friday, May 5th, between 2-6 PM to get a free, rapid HIV test. Appointments are necessary -- for an appointment, call 646 481 5890 or send us a Facebook message.
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¡NO SE LO PIERDA! ¡ESTE SÁBADO!
¡DÍA DEL NIÑO CON MASA!

Este sábado, 29 de abril, 2-5 PM
Día del niño
*Actividades familiares gratis*
601 Melrose Ave. entre las calles 150 & 151

¡Venga con toda la familia y disfrute de actividades gratuitas para niños de todas edades: payaso infantil, experimentos de ciencia, actividades de lectura familiares, proyectos de arte, inscripción para campamento de verano con Fresh Air Fund, y más!

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DON'T MISS OUT! THIS SATURDAY!
CHILDREN'S DAY AT MASA!

This Saturday, April 29th, 2-5 PM
Children's Day
*Free family fun*
601 Melrose Ave. between 150th & 151st Streets

Come with the whole family and enjoy free activities for kids of all ages: clown, science experiments, family reading, art projects, registration for summer camp with Fresh Air Fund, and more!
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