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

Support Masa’s toy drive!

Masa’s 2018 Toy Drive!
Give to benefit children at Masa!

Want to bring some holiday cheer to children in the Masa community?

Masa is collecting unwrapped toys for children ages 2-12 (no fake weapons, please) through December 21st. You can drop off or ship toys to:

Tlanezcalli Community Center
2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10455

Need inspiration? Check out our wish list!

Questions? E-mail [email protected].

Thank you for your support!

Foro comunitario sobre carga pública en Masa el viernes, 16 de noviembre

Miembro del concejal municipal Diana Ayala, Masa, y Legal Services NYC – Bronx los invita a un

16 de noviembre, 5-6:30 PM
Centro Comunitario Tlanezcalli
2770 3a avenida, 1er piso, Bronx, NY 10455

¿Tiene preguntas sobre cómo acceder a beneficios públicos podría afectar a una solicitud migratoria en algún futuro?

La administración presidencial ha propuesto ciertos cambios en las reglas de “carga pública.” Esta reglas se usan para determinar si una persona que está solicitando para ajustar su estatus podría depender mayormente de beneficios públicos en el futuro. Si quiere aprender más sobre los cambios propuestos, cómo les podría afectar a usted, y próximos pasos, asiste a este foro comunitario.

Habrá una cantidad limitada de consultas con abogados. Las consultas tratarán de beneficios públicos y carga pública — no serán una evaluación migratoria. Se requiere una cita. Para hacer una cita, llame a Gilberto Alvarado al 347-297-4922.

Habrá cuidado de niños para niños de edad 4+, también limitado. Si se requiere cuidado de niños, se pide que llegue temprano.

Puede llamar a Masa con cualquier pregunta al 718-360-6655.

Public Charge Community Forum at Masa on Friday 11/16

City Councilmember Diana Ayala, Masa, and Bronx Legal Services invite you to a

November 16th, 5-6:30 PM
Tlanezcalli Community Center
2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

Do you have questions about how accessing public benefits now could affect a future immigration application?

The current administration has proposed certain changes to the rules governing “public charge.” These rules are used to determine if a person who is applying to adjust their status might depend solely on public benefits in the future. If you want to learn more about the proposed changes, how they might affect you, and next steps, come to this community forum!

There will be a limited number of consultations with attorneys available. The consultations will focus on public benefit eligibility and public charge — they will not be immigration screenings. An appointment is required. To make an appointment, call Gilberto Alvarado at 347-297-4922.

There will also be childcare for children ages 4+, also limited. If you need childcare, please arrive early.

Call Masa with any questions at 718-360-6655.