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

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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