Back to school + emergency DACA forum

We’re looking forward to the launch of our school year programs in just one more week! This week, we’ll focus on wrapping up our volunteer trainings and welcoming families back to Masa. In the meantime, we are mobilizing to respond to the DACA rescission. We will be holding an emergency forum on Monday, September 11th — details appear below:

Date: Monday, September 11th
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Masa Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli, 2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455
Language: Spanish
Topic: Overview of DACA rescission, Q&A with immigration attorney, and KYR
RSVP: Call 718-360-6655 or e-mail aceballos@masany.org
Flyer: Here

Due to space limitations, we’ll give preference to folks who are directly affected if the room fills up.

Preparing for Fall at Masa

Here at Masa we’re enjoying our Summer Pre-K Playgroup, Literacy Program, Robotics Program, and Youth Group. We recently took a group of families on a trip to the annual Great Fish Count on Randalls Island. Families had the chance to wade into the Harlem River and explore the area’s biodiversity. Check out some pictures below!

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Welcoming summer at Masa

At Masa, we’re excited to start our summer program on Monday, July 10th! Our slate of summer programs include literacy, robotics, and youth programming. We’re excited to help children boost their reading skills during the critical summer months, support teams of young people as they collaborate to design robots, and provide a space for youth to connect and build community. We’ll share pictures in the coming weeks and months!

Preparing for summer!

Here at Masa, we’re looking forward to the launch of our summer program, including our literacy and robotics programs. If you’re interested in volunteering for our summer robotics program, check out our volunteer interest form — we are still actively seeking volunteers!

Support the BIHS Dream Team!

Join the Bronx International High School Dream Team

for
DREAMING LIVE 2017
A Special Evening to Raise Money for College Scholarships for Undocumented High School Students

Enjoy dinner, student performances, speakers, and a raffle!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
6-9 PM
Masa, 2770 3rd Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

For tickets and more information, e-mail Jonah Kaplan-Woolner at jkaplan-woolner@bronxinternationalhs.com

Events in May and June

Here at Masa, we’ve had a busy couple of weeks: on April 29, we had our annual community event for Día del Niño, which over 400 people attended (with the support of more than 50 volunteers!), and, on May 6, we held our annual Mothers’ Day event for families in our after-school programs. We’re looking forward to our last month of school-year programming and transitioning to the summer. In addition, we have a few workshops coming up:

  • Thursday, June 1st, 6-8 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Immigrant Rights’ Workshop (supported by an attorney from Bronx Defenders)
  • Tuesday, June 6th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Workshop on the Designation of Person in Parental Relationship Form (a form to designate someone to manage basic care of your child in event of an emergency) (supported by an attorney from the Legal Aid Society)
  • Wednesday, June 7th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Workshop for parents who have concerns about their child’s development and/or whose children may have classmates with autism or other developmental delays

We hope you’ll join us at one (or all!) of these workshops!

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!