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Volunteer opportunity description

MASA is seeking dedicated volunteers to provide tutoring and homework help to elementary- and middle-school students at its South Bronx community center, easily accessible by the 2 and 5 trains at the 149th Street-3rd Avenue station (just 2-3 stops into the Bronx).

The community center's after-school program operates on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 PM - 8 PM. At the program, students primarily receive homework help and develop their reading skills. They also have opportunities to participate in art, music, and other enrichment activities. 

MASA's school year program will begin Monday, September 9th, 2013 and run through mid-June 2014.

To learn more about the educational needs of New York City's Mexican community, check out Kirk Semple's recent article in the New York Times, "In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education." Angelo Cabrera and Dr. Robert Smith - the President and Vice President of MASA's board - were both interviewed for the piece.


Requirements are as follows:

  • Ability to work one or more of the following shifts consistently : Monday (6 PM - 8 PM); Wednesday (6 PM - 8 PM); Friday (6 PM - 8 PM); or weekends during a time to be coordinated with a MASA family.

  • Able to commit to volunteering for one academic year (college students who will leave NYC in May will be considered).

  • Willingness and ability to serve as a tutor/homework facilitator to elementary- and middle-school students, either in an individual or small group setting.

  • Attend mandatory MASA trainings and events (provided advance notice and multiple options for scheduling).

  • Provide feedback on student progress and/or concerns to MASA staff.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organization


Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien
Board Member, Programming Committee Chair
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