The new Ibn Sina Center will be approximately nine times larger than the current MAS Queens facilities combined. The new facility is located in Astoria, Queens adjacent to a number of major highways including the Grand Central Parkway and Brooklyn Queens Expressway, making it conveniently accessible to the entire community.
MAS Queens was founded in 1999 in Queens, New York as a 501 non-profit social, religious, recreational and educational institution. Currently, MAS Queens Sub Chapter serves the community through two establishments: a 3500 square foot community center and a Masjid and. The existing community center is for the public in general and Muslim youth in specific to meet their growing needs. Our programs are low-cost, catering to low-income families. Some Programs offered by MAS Queens since its establishment include:
Since its foundation, the MAS Queens community center has offered the most successful weekend Arabic and Islamic studies program in all of NYC. Our programs include:
Weekday Afterschool program
The afterschool homework help is available to kindergarten though 12th grade students and provides help in Math, Reading comprehension, writing, and science, SAT, Specialized Science High School Admissions Tests (SHSAT), Regents and Statewide testing prep.
Weekend Quran and Arabic school
A year- long program aimed for youth ages 12-20, this program offers Arabic language study, including reading, writing, and comprehension, Qur’an memorization with interpretation, Teaching of Islamic Principles and ethics in a practical way, youth recreation and trips.
MASQCC is involved with the boys and Girls Scouts of America. Some of our programs include:
The karate program is intended to teach self-discipline, confidence, self-defense, and respect for others. Four 1-hour long sessions are held every week.
The soccer program is sponsored by Masjid Dar al Dawah and is intended for youth ages 6-14. The teams meet for practice three days a week for a 7-month season.
MASQCC is involved in a variety of social and civic aspects. Along with hosting annual blood drives, the Community center has offered seminars in: Family Planning, Personal Development, Protection against Domestic Violence, Interfaith Dinner-Dialogues, Voting Registration, Islamic marriage counseling.