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

Preparing for summer!

Here at Masa, we’re looking forward to the launch of our summer program, including our literacy and robotics programs. If you’re interested in volunteering for our summer robotics program, check out our volunteer interest form — we are still actively seeking volunteers!

Support the BIHS Dream Team!

Join the Bronx International High School Dream Team

A Special Evening to Raise Money for College Scholarships for Undocumented High School Students

Enjoy dinner, student performances, speakers, and a raffle!

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
6-9 PM
Masa, 2770 3rd Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

For tickets and more information, e-mail Jonah Kaplan-Woolner at [email protected]

Eventos en mayo y junio

Aquí en Masa, hemos tenido unas semanas bien ocupadas: el 29 de abril, hicimos nuestro evento comunitario anual para Día del Niño, asistido por más de 400 personas (¡con el apoyo de más de 50 voluntarios!), y, el 6 de mayo, tuvimos nuestro evento anual para el Día de Madres asistido por familias en nuestro programas de después de la escuela. Esperamos mucho nuestro último mes de programación del año escolar y la transición al programa de verano. Además, tenemos varios talleres programados para el mes de junio:

  • Jueves, 1 de junio, 6-8 PM en el Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: ¡Conozca sus derechos! (apoyado por una abogada de los Defensores del Bronx)
  • Martes, 6 de junio, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM en el Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Taller sobre el formulario para designar una persona en relación paternal/maternal (un formulario para designar a alguien para manejar el cuidado básico de su hijo en caso de emergencia (apoyado por una abogado de Legal Aid Society)
  • Miércoles, 7 de junio, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM en el Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli: Taller para padres de familia con preocupaciones sobre el desarrollo de su hijo o quienes tienen hijos con compañeros de clase con autismo o otras demoras de desarrollo

¡Esperamos que venga a uno (o todos) de estos talleres!