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

Mom Standing With Her Two Kids

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.

Louisa T Volunteer For Three 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!

Erin B Volunteer For Nine Months

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.

Jose M Volunteer For One Year Eleven Months

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.

Latest News

¡Recolecta de juguetes para niños en Masa!

¿Quiere contribuir a la recolecta de juguetes para niños en Masa? Hasta hicimos una lista de juguetes deseados de Amazon con varios juguetes divertidos de que los niños de Masa seguramente vayan a disfrutar:

Si desea donar un juguete, puede llevar o enviar juguetes (por favor, no armas de juguete) — si sean de esta lista o no — a nuestras oficinas hasta el 22 de diciembre:

Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli
2770 3a Avenida, 1o piso, Bronx, NY 10455
Entre las calles 146 y 147

Si desea donar fondos específicamente para este propósito, puede hacerlo aquí:

¿Preguntas? Mande un correo a [email protected] o mándenos un mensaje por Facebook. ¡Gracias por su apoyo!

We’re having a toy drive!

Do you want to bring holiday cheer to the kids at Masa? We’re having a holiday toy drive! We even created an Amazon wish list with a bunch of fun toys that Masa kids are sure to love:

If you’d like to donate a toy, you can take or ship unwrapped toys (please no fake weapons or war-themed toys) — whether from the wish list or not — to our offices through December 22nd:

Tlanezcalli Community Center
2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
Between 146th & 147th

In addition, if you’d like to donate funds specifically for this purpose, you can do so here:

Questions? Please e-mail [email protected] — thank you for your support!

¡Mil gracias al comité de voluntarios de Masa!

¡Felicidades y mil GRACIAS al increíble comité de voluntarios de Masa, quienes participaron en una carrera de 5K/10K a fines de octubre (y en la lluvia)! ¡Recaudaron $3,700 para apoyar a Masa! ¡Estamos tan agradecidos por sus esfuerzos y orgullosos de tenerlos como parte de #TeamMasa! Se puede ver fotos de la carrera aquí.