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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 summer program operates on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 PM - 8 PM. At the program, students primarily receive homework help and develop their reading and mathematical skills. They also have opportunities to participate in art, music, and other enrichment activities. 
MASA's summer year program runs between Monday, July 9th, 2014 and runs through August 15, 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)
  • Able to commit to volunteering for entire summer.
  • 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.

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We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Aracelis Lucero
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