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


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

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

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

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

Our summer program starts on Monday!

It’s hard to believe our summer program is already here! We are looking forward to several exciting courses this summer: literacy for elementary school students, math and science for elementary school students, two levels of robotics, and a Mexican-American studies course, to name a few! We look forward to welcoming families — old and new — to Masa on Monday.

Gearing up for summer at Masa

It’s been busy here at Masa! We recently wrapped up our after-school homework help and robotics programs, and are now preparing for our summer program, which will include a variety of literacy, robotics, and STEM programming, as well as youth programming. If you are interested in working with Masa this summer, feel free to check out our list of summer job opportunities here.

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Full day of high school. Full night of work. Sleep at 3 am. Repeat. This is Gaspar Marco's story.

As this L.A. Times piece highlights, it is not only the class valedictorians and the underwater dreams robotics team that should be celebrated and efforts acknowledged, but also those young people that manage to come to this country and learn English within a few years to make it through high school. They come here unaccompanied at times, with huge responsibilities such as sending money back home while figuring out ways to make ends meet here.

Our Alianza program at the International H.S. at Union Square supports students like these every single year. We are always looking for volunteers or for opportunities to connect our young people with. For the Fall 2016, we are looking for volunteer tutors. Please reach out to us at if you are interested in supporting these amazing young people or fill out our volunteer interest form. If you can't volunteer, feel free to donate at if you would still like to support this program but don't have the time. #UnaccompaniedMinors #ImmigrantNY #Not1More

Full day of high school. Full night of work. Sleep at 3 a.m. Repeat. . This is Gaspar Marcos' story.

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Mecenas los invita a el curso de OSHA que sellevará a cabo los días 12 y 13 de julio de 2016, de 9:00 AM a 6:00 PM en la siguiente dirección:

La Boom
56-15 Nprthern Blvd., 2nd Fl.,
Woodside, NY 11377

Por favor llamen al 917-808-0173 para registrarse! Hay cupo limitado!

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Los padres, jóvenes y niños de Masa participan en una demostración con The New York Immigration Coalition en Foley Square contra la decisión de la corte suprema sobre DACA+/DAPA! Exigimos un alto a las deportaciones inmediatamente y una reforma migratoria justa y inclusiva de tod@s!

Masa at DAPA/DACA+ rally expressing their disappointment of the Supreme Court decision and demanding a halt to all deportations effective immediately and a just and fair immigration reform that is inclusive of all! #ImmigrantNY #ComUnidad #Not1More #NiUnoMas

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Mañana, martes 28 de Junio a las 6 pm hay una demonstración en contra de la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre DAPA/DACA+. Me encantaría si nos puede acompañar. ¡Esta es nuestra primera oportunidad de demostrar que esta decisión de DAPA/DACA+ no se puede quedar así y que ahora vamos a luchar para una reforma migratoria justa! ¡Los que puedan ir, por favor demuestren su apoyo! ¡El pueblo tiene voz y hay que hacerla escuchar! ¡No se pierde nada y se gana mucho!

Please come out and support tomorrow's rally at Foley Square tomorrow at 6pm to demand fair immigration reform and to express your disappointment in the Supreme Court's ruling regarding DAPA/DACA+!

Rally for Immigrant Justice! New York Action on DACA and DAPA Decision

June 28, 2016, 6:00pm - June 28, 2016, 7:00pm

Foley Square

WHAT: New York Immigration Coalition and its members, immigrants and allies will gather at Foley Square on Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm to rally for immigrant New Yorkers in the wake of the Supreme Court's failure to allow immigration relief programs to move forward. Although President Obama’s immigration relief executive action programs, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) would have provided over 250,000 New Yorkers (and 5 million across the country) the ability to work and live without the fear of deportation, it remains a small part of what our communities need: comprehensive immigration reform. It is imperative that New York’s immigrant communities and their allies continue to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform by upholding pressure on our congressional leaders. The rally will take place on the evening of New York's Federal Primary Election, and advocates will send a loud message to our representatives that we demand that they get behind immigrant families, fight to keep families together, and push for immigration reform on the federal level. WHY: Last Thursday in disappointing decision, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 ruling in US v Texas, the case determining whether President Obama’s 2014 immigration relief programs can go into effect. A tied decision from the Supreme Court means that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision is upheld, and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) programs will not be implemented. WHEN: 6PM, Tuesday, June 28th WHERE: Foley Square, 101 Worth St, New York, NY 10013 b/t Broadway & Lafayette St JOIN US! ----------- Que: La Coalición Inmigrante de Nueva York (NYIC), sus miembros, inmigrantes y aliados se reunirán el martes, 28 de junio en Foley Square a las 6PM para apoyar a inmigrantes de Nueva York después del fracaso de la corte suprema que decidió continuar el bloqueo de los programas de alivio administrativo. Aunque los programas de alivio administrativo del Presidente Obama, Acción Diferida para Padres de Hijos Ciudadanos o Residentes Permanentes (DAPA) y el program de Acción Diferida para Jóvenes Extendido (DACA+), hubieran otorgado un permiso de trabajo y estadía en el país sin temor de ser deportados a mas de 250,000 inmigrantes indocumentados en nueva york (y a mas de 5 millón a través del país), es importante aclarar que nuestras comunidades necesitan una reforma migratoria comprehensiva. Es importante que nuestras comunidades inmigrantes de Nueva York y nuestros aliados continuen luchando para una reforma migratoria comprehensiva y lográndolo poniendo fuerte presión a nuestros líderes de congreso. Por qué : El jueves pasado, en una decisión triste y decepcionante, La corte Suprema anunció un voto desfavorable de 4-4 en el caso de US v Texas, el caso determina si el programa de Alivio Migratorio del Presidente Obama del 2014 entra en efecto. La decisión empatada de la corte la decisión de la Corte del 5to. Circuito se mantiene, y que el programa (DAPA por sus siglas en Ingles) Acción Diferida para Padres de Ciudadanos Americanos y Residentes Permanentes y la expansión de (DACA +) Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia no será implementada. Cuando: 6PM, martes, Junio 28 Donde: Foley Square 101 Worth St, New York, NY 10013

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