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

Masa’s Fall Update & Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day and Día De La Raza! At Masa, close to 30% of the people we serve speak an indigenous language. Today, we celebrate them and all the native people of this continent who continue to be marginalized but whose beauty, resilience, and ancestral knowledge give us light, courage, and hope!

We also sent out our fall newsletter today — you can learn more about our recent work here.

Masa’s End of Summer Update

At Masa, we had a summer full of joy and learning in community! Our end of summer newsletter includes some exciting news about our parent organizing group, Masa Parents in Action, as well as a new women’s economic empowerment program we’ll be launching in the coming months.

Summer fun at Masa!

Summer always goes by so fast! Our Pre-K playgroup, literacy program, robotics program, and youth program have been learning and growing all summer. See some of the Masa summer cohort in action below: