Día de Muertos at Masa!

On October 29th, Masa honored deceased loved ones with a community celebration of Día de Muertos. Together, families enjoyed art activities, made frames for photographs of beloved family members and friends, decorated cookies, made bright paper flowers, and contributed to a community altar. You can see some beautiful pictures of this event here!

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day & Looking Back on a Great September!

Today at Masa, we’ll be celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day! Families in our after-school programs will join us today for activities to learn about indigenous languages, art, and cultures, as well as explore their own identities.

Three weeks ago, we also hosted a major celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The event was a great success, thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers — you can see a selection of photos here.

It’s the first day of school!

It’s the first day of school for New York City public school students! Masa is also in the back to school spirit, getting ready to welcome students in our educational programs back on September 19th. We are still actively recruiting volunteers for our Masa After-School Program, which operates four evenings a week from 6-8 PM. If you’re able to commit to volunteering one consistent evening per week, consider volunteering! You can apply here.

We’re having a great summer!

The summer program at Masa has been great fun, with literacy and STEM programs for elementary school students, as well as robotics and youth programming. Enjoy some pictures here:

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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.

Happy Mothers’ Day from Masa!

On Sunday, Masa enjoyed a wonderful Mothers’ Day celebration! Families joined us at Masa for an afternoon of relaxation, including making facials, body spray, and body scrub. At the end of the evening, children presented their mothers with a handmade card and a flower. It was a great opportunity for the many hard-working mothers at Masa to enjoy some relaxation and to be recognized and appreciated by their families! See pictures from the event here.