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

¡Diversión de verano en Masa!

¡El verano siempre pasa tan rápido! Nuestro grupo de juego de prekínder, el programa de lectura, el programa de robótica, y el programa para jóvenes han estado aprendiendo y creciendo durante todo el verano. Vea algunas fotos de la cohorte de verano de Masa a continuación:

Summer fun at Masa!

Summer always goes by so fast! Our Pre-K playgroup, literacy program, robotics program, and youth program have been learning and growing all summer. See some of the Masa summer cohort in action below:

El programa de verano empieza en Masa

¡El programa de verano de Masa empezó ayer! ¡Estamos ofreciendo dos cursos de robótica, dos cursos de lectura, y un programa juvenil este verano, y estamos súper emocionados por haber empezado! En las semanas que vienen, también vamos a compartir detalles para unos eventos provenientes dirigidos a families de niños que tienen 5 años y menos. ¡Manténganse pendientes!