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

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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DATE: Saturday, April 29th
TIME: 12:45-5:30 PM
LOCATION: Neumann Hall, 601 Melrose Avenue, Bronx, NY

Masa will hold its 3rd Annual Día del Niño on Saturday, April 29th, from 2-5 PM and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to support in various areas, including literacy, art, sign-in, and more.

Current and former volunteers who have been previously screened by Masa are eligible to volunteer without completing further paperwork. New volunteers will need to complete an application and reference check. If you have questions or wish to learn more, e-mail

Fill out the volunteer application for the event here:

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Must attend both days!

Thursday 3/30, 11 AM - 2 PM
Resume Building Workshop

Friday 3/31, 11 AM - 2 PM
Job Interview Workshop &
Screening for Job Opportunities

Phipps Neighborhood Soundview Cornerstone
1680 Seward Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
914 230 7312


¡Tiene que asistir los dos días!

Jueves 30 de marzo, 11am-2pm
Taller de cómo escribir un currículum

Viernes 31 de marzo, 11am-2pm
Taller de cómo prepararse para una entrevista de empleo &
Consideración de oportunidades de trabajo

Phipps Neighborhood Soundview Cornerstone
1680 Seward Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
914 230 7312

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Jueves, 30 de marzo, 2017 a las 10 AM
Biblioteca pública de Mott Haven
En la calle 140 entre Alexander ya la 3a avenida

El programa "Los primeros lectores de la ciudad" tendrá un evento el jueves, 30 de marzo, a las 10 de la mañana.

El evento se centrará en el libro "La casa adormecida" de Audrey Wood. Las actividades incluirán música, pláticas entre padres, libros gratuitos, y más.

Se require que se registra con anticipación. Sólo hay cupo para 25 familias. Regístrese por llamar a Silvia Alemany al 212-620-5462.



Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10 AM
Mott Haven Public Library
140th Street between Alexander and 3rd Avenue

The City's First Readers program will have a wonderful family event on Thursday, March 30, at 10 AM.

The event will focus on the book "The Napping House" by Audrey Wood. Activities will include music, parent talks, free books, and more.

Advance registration is required. There is only room for 25 families. Register by calling Silvia Alemany at 212-620-5462.

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Today only! Shop on Amazon Smile & your support for Masa will go 10 times as far! Start shopping here and 5% of your purchase price will go to Masa:

¡Oportunidad especial y limitada! Hoy, haga compras por Internet en Amazon Smile y el 5% del precio de su compra será donado a Masa. Visite aquí:

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