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

Constance

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
Louisa

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
Erin

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
Jose

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

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!

Masa on Facebook

Familia de FB - Masa, LSA y voluntarios de la comunidad Mexicana que radica en Nueva York se esta uniendo a los esfuerzos para recaudar fondos y viveres para mandar a las areas mas afectadas en Mexico (enfoque en Morelos, Puebla y Guerrero). Estaremos colectando viveres y donaciones en Masa hoy de 6-8pm, el fin de semana de 12-8pm y la proxima semana de lunes a viernes de 6-8pm. Estamos localizados en el 2770 Third Ave, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455. Para mas informacion llamen al 646-481-5890.

Tambien pueden ir a dejar sus donaciones en

LSA - 333 E 115th St, New York, NY
de lunes a viernes de 9-7pm

La Parranda Bar en 366 86th St, Brooklyn NY 11209
hoy de 11-5pm

Link para donar dinero en linea se publicara esta noche.

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FB friedns - Masa, LSA and community members are joining efforts to raise funds and supplies for earthquake victims in Mexico. Our goal is to get these supplies and funds to the most affected areas where very little resources have arrived. We will be collecting items at Masa today from 6-8pm, this weekend from 12-8pm and next week M-F from 6-8pm. We are at 2770 Third Ave, 1st Fl, Bronx NY 10455. Pls call 646-481-5890 for more information.

LSA in East Harlem and La Parranda Bar in Brooklyn will also be collecting items. Pls see above or flyer for more details.

Donation link to make any monetary contributions will be posted on FB by tonight.
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FORO DE REGRESO A LA ESCUELA
¡ÚTILES ESCOLARES GRATIS!

Jueves, 21 de septiembre
5:30-8 PM

Casita Maria
928 Simpson St.
Bronx, NY 10459

¡Cena incluida!
¡Útiles escolares gratuitos!
¡Aprenda sobre recursos disponibles en la comunidad y cómo apoyar su hijo con sus estudio!

Para apuntarse, llame al 1-866-HF-AYUDA o vaya al sitio bit.ly/edtownhall


BACK TO SCHOOL FORUM
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Thursday, September 21st
5:30-8 PM

Casita Marita
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459

Dinner included!
Free school supplies!
Learn about community resources and how to support your child in school!

To sign up, call 1-866-HF-AYUDA or go to bit.ly/edtownhall
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DACA RENEWALS CLINIC
Sunday, September 24th
10 AM - 5 PM
601 Lexington Avenue, 50th Floor

Please pre-register here: bit.ly/DacaClinicNY

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER sign up here:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmtuKwvtI41WdcYo24J68p0y3sWHHAMF26k4egnghjnRU1rQ/viewform

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CLÍNICA DE RENOVACIÓN DE DACA
Domingo, 24 de domingo
10am - 5pm
601 Lexington Avenue, 50 piso

Para registrarse, visite: bit.ly/DacaClinicNY

Si quiere hacer trabajo voluntario, apúntese aquí:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmtuKwvtI41WdcYo24J68p0y3sWHHAMF26k4egnghjnRU1rQ/viewform
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DACA Renewals Clinic

September 24, 2017, 10:00am - September 24, 2017, 4:00pm

[ESPANOL ABAJO] On Tuesday, September 5th, the Trump administration officially announced ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If you are currently a DACA recipient and your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, then you CAN submit a renewal application before October 5, 2017. To support our community in this current political crisis, MASA, Unlocal, and the New York State Youth Leadership Council will assit the community with a DACA Renewal Clinic. Free sessions with a lawyer and legal workers will be provided in assistance with DACA renewals as well as childcare and mental health services. Please come prepared with the following documents and information: - Copy of all past DACA Approval Letters - Two (2) copies of Employment Authorization Document (front and back) - Social Security Card - List of all addresses/residences since the last DACA application was submitted - Two passport pictures (2x2) - Travel documents if you flew on advance parole - If you have been arrested, moved, or are applying for another form of relief please let us know! If applicable, please bring ALL immigration documents including: - Visas - USCIS applications/petitions and approval notices - Immigration court records - Letters/notices from any immigration agency - ALL certificates of disposition (if arrested in past OR arrested since submitting your last application for DACA) Can obtain this from the precinct that processed your arrest Clinics are on a first come, first serve basis. Please pre-register here: bit.ly/DacaClinicNY IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmtuKwvtI41WdcYo24J68p0y3sWHHAMF26k4egnghjnRU1rQ/viewform DACA Renewal Clinic Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 10am-5pm Law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, LLP 601 Lexington Avenue, 50th fl between 50th and 51st street For more info please contact: 718-360-6655 *******Spanish****** El Martes, 5 de Septiembre, la administracion de Trump anunció oficialmente el fin de de Acción Diferida. Si actualmente es un beneficiario de DACA y su DACA expira entres el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018, entonces PUEDES presentar una solicitud de renovación antes del 5 de octubre de 2017. Para apoyar a nuestra comunidad en esta crisis política actual, MASA, Unlocal y el New York State Youth Leadership Council va a tener una Clínica de Renovación de DACA para toda la comunidad. Se ofrecerán sesiones gratuitas con un abogado y trabajadores legales para ayudar con las renovaciones de DACA. Tambien habra cuidado para los ninos y servicios de salud mental. Por favor vengan preparados con los siguientes documentos e información: - Copia de todas las Cartas de Aprobación de DACA anteriores - Dos (2) copias del Documento de Autorización de Empleo (delante y detrás) - Tarjeta de Seguro Social - Lista de todas las direcciones/residencias desde la última solicitud de DACA - Documentos de ingreso de inmigración y Libertad Condicional Anticipada (si viajó fuera de los EE. UU. desde que recibió DACA) - Si fue arrestado, esta cambiando de vivienda o esta aplicando para otra cosa dejenos saber! Si es aplicable, traiga TODOS los documentos de inmigración incluyendo: - Visas - Solicitudes y peticiones de USCIS y avisos de aprobación - Registros de la corte de inmigración - Cartas / avisos de cualquier agencia de inmigración - TODOS los certificados de disposición (si fueron arrestados en el pasado O arrestado desde que presentó su última solicitud de DACA) Puede obtener esto desde el recinto que procesó su arresto Las clínicas están en orden de llegada. Por favor, regístrese aquí: bit.ly/DacaClinicNY SI QUIERE DONAR TU TIEMPO como voluntario regístrese aquí: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmtuKwvtI41WdcYo24J68p0y3sWHHAMF26k4egnghjnRU1rQ/viewform Clínica de Renovación de DACA Domingo, 24 Septiembre 2017 de 10 am-5pm Law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, LLP 601 Lexington Avenue, 50th fl entre la 50th and 51st calle Para más información contacto: 718-360-6655

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