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

Dando la bienvenida al verano en Masa

¡En Masa, estamos emocionados de comenzar nuestro programa de verano el lunes, 10 de julio! Nuestros programas de verano incluyen programas de lectoescritura y  robótica, y programas para jóvenes. Estamos encantados de ayudar a niños a mejorar sus habilidades de lectura durante los meses críticos de verano, apoyar a equipos de jóvenes que colaboran en el diseño de robots, y proporcionar un espacio para que jóvenes se conecten y construyan un sentido de comunidad. ¡Compartiremos fotos en las próximas semanas y meses!

Welcoming summer at Masa

At Masa, we’re excited to start our summer program on Monday, July 10th! Our slate of summer programs include literacy, robotics, and youth programming. We’re excited to help children boost their reading skills during the critical summer months, support teams of young people as they collaborate to design robots, and provide a space for youth to connect and build community. We’ll share pictures in the coming weeks and months!

¡Preparando para el verano!

Aquí en Masa, esperamos el inicio de nuestro programa de verano, incluyendo programación de lectoescritura y robótica. Si te interesa hacer trabajo voluntario con nuestro programa de robótica del verano, visita nuestro formato de interés — estamos todavía buscando voluntarios.