Mexican American Student Services
Maria Figueroa, Ed.D.
101 W. 44th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Summer Reading starts May 16 and runs through July 18. Schools are asked to contact their local library branch for bookmarks and information about how to participate with the Summer Reading Program. This link http://www.library.pima.gov/blogs/post/every-hero-has-a-story-this-summer/ has all of the important dates and information related to the program.
As the Mexican American Student Services Department Staff, we advocate for students’ academic achievement and social well-being. This is achieved by collaboratively working with TUSD schools and families by offering direct and auxiliary services such as tutoring and mentoring.
Mexican American Student Services is a service oriented department serving Tucson Unified School District Latino students and monitoring student progress for success.
The MASSD will assist with the improvement of academic achievement of Latino students and promote cultural sensitivity through our schools and community. We provide individualized and specialized learning support, cultural awareness, and community tutoring and mentoring. Our department works with schools, exceptional education and other district departments to meet student needs. Even though the department's primary focus are Latino students, we serve all students.
Academic Specialist placed in schools provide direct services during in-class instruction, before and after school tutoring.
The Mexican American Student Services Department staff is composed of a Director, Academic Specialists, Behavioral, Mentor Program Specialist, and a Senior Community Representative. Our community representative connects families to community and social resources, trips to the TUSD clothing bank, food banks, transporting students to eye exams and shoe purchases. Our representative also provides services that include home visits.
The following community organizations offer resources to students and families.