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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¿A su hij@ le interesa aprender a tocar un instrumento?
¡Inscríbase en el programa de música de UpBeat NYC!

Tienen cursos de trompeta (martes y jueves, 4-5 PM), trombón (martes y jueves, 4-5 PM), percusión (martes y miércoles, 6-7:30 PM), y clarinete (lunes 4-5:30 PM, miércoles, 6-7 PM) para niños de 8-18 años. También tienen coro de padres y niños de 5 años y mayores.

Para más información, llame al 718.766.5291 o mande un correo a


Does your child want to learn to play a musical instrument?
Sign them up for a music class with Upbeat NYC!

They offer trumpet classes (T/Th, 4-5 PM), trombone (T/Th, 4-5 PM), drum line (T/W, 6-7:30 PM), and clarinet (Mondays 4-5:30 PM, Wednesdays 6-7 PM) para children aged 8-18. They also have a parent/child choir for children 5 and older.

For more information, call 718 766 5291 or e-mail

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¿Necesita ayuda con preparar un plan de emergencia para su familia?

Haga una cita con la Alianza de Inmigración del Bronx para el sábado, 13 de mayo, entre las 10am hasta las 5pm.

Se reunirá individualmente con un voluntario capacitado por una hora para hacer un plan de emergencia o preparar documentos necesarios, como una carta de poder para el cuidado de sus bienes.

Sábado, 13 de mayo de 2017
10am - 5pm
Servicios Legales del Bronx
349 East 149th Street, 10 piso, Bronx, NY 10451

Para hacer una cita, llame o mande texto al (646) 780-9186
o mande un correo a


Do you need help making an emergency plan for your family?

Make an appointment with the Bronx Immigration Partnership for Saturday, May 13th, between 10am and 5pm.

You will meet individually with a trained volunteer for one hour to make an emergency plan or prepare necessary documents, such as a power of attorney for the care of your belongings or assets.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
Bronx Legal Services
349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor, Bronx, NY 10451

To make an appointment, call or send a text to (646) 780-9186
or send an e-mail to

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¡Hágase la prueba!

Venga a Masa el día viernes, 5 de mayo, entre las 2-6 PM, para una prueba de VIH gratis y rápido. Se necesita hacer cita -- para una cita, llame al 646 481 5890 o mándenos mensaje por Face.


Get the test!

Come to Masa on Friday, May 5th, between 2-6 PM to get a free, rapid HIV test. Appointments are necessary -- for an appointment, call 646 481 5890 or send us a Facebook message.

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Este sábado, 29 de abril, 2-5 PM
Día del niño
*Actividades familiares gratis*
601 Melrose Ave. entre las calles 150 & 151

¡Venga con toda la familia y disfrute de actividades gratuitas para niños de todas edades: payaso infantil, experimentos de ciencia, actividades de lectura familiares, proyectos de arte, inscripción para campamento de verano con Fresh Air Fund, y más!



This Saturday, April 29th, 2-5 PM
Children's Day
*Free family fun*
601 Melrose Ave. between 150th & 151st Streets

Come with the whole family and enjoy free activities for kids of all ages: clown, science experiments, family reading, art projects, registration for summer camp with Fresh Air Fund, and more!

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