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 and courses at Masa

There’s no school today because of the snowstorm, but staff are still hard at work here at Masa! We have several exciting events, workshops, and courses coming up:

  • Tuesday, February 14th, 11 AM – 1 PM: Early literacy workshop in Spanish for parents of children ages 0-5 offered in partnership with the Hispanic Federation (Flyer — 2nd page is in Spanish)
  • Friday, February 17, 6-8 PM: Workshop about recent changes in immigration policy and frequently asked questions, with an opportunity to ask questions of an immigration attorney from unLocal in an open forum (Flyer)
  • Tuesday, February 21st, 6-9 PM: Our 4th Annual Mix and Mingle for the Love of Education — a fundraising event to support our education programs for immigrant families at Masa. Get tickets here!
  • Fridays starting March 3rd, 9:30 AM – 12 PM: We are launching a course called Abriendo Puertas for parents of children ages 0-5 focused on understanding child development, promoting early literacy, and advocating for your children at school (Flyer)

We hope to see you at some (or all!) of these events!

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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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