Masa primarily serves New York City’s Mexican community, especially in the South Bronx.
The Mexican population is the city’s fastest-growing major immigrant group, now numbering nearly 500,000. During this period of rapid growth, the community has contended with extreme challenges around educational attainment. Approximately 41% of Mexican youth in New York City have not graduated from and are not in high school – the highest dropout rate of any ethnic group in the city.
Masa also targets the South Bronx, where 49% of children live in poverty and just one of every ten third-graders reads at grade level.
Our programs are designed to counter these challenges and harness the strength, resilience, and collective power of the community we serve.