925 William Pitt Union
University of Pittsburgh
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Our Mission
Keep It Reals mission is to provide quality, personal tutoring to support the educational development and cultural adjustment of refugee kids and their families in the Pittsburgh communities.
Who We Are

KIR is a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Pittsburgh comprised of over 85 dedicated members, the vast majority of which are undergraduates at Pitt. Our tutors stretch across a range of majors and backgrounds, but we all share an enthusiasm that has earned us a reputation as one of the most motivated, involved, and fun-loving organizations on campus.

What We Do
* Afterschool tutoring at Arsenal M.S. twice a week, in coordination with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

* Afterschool programming with MGR Foundation's Murals program at Arsenal M.S. once a week: cultivating cooperation, conflict resolution, and expression through art, music, drama, and movement.

* In-home tutoring for every Somali Bantu family in Lawrenceville. We also have in-home tutors in North Side, Hill District, and Sharpsburg.

* Site-based tutoring for refugee kids in Greentree.

* ESL tutoring, in cooperation with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, twice a week for Somali Bantu adults.

* 1-on-1 tutoring for some Somali Bantu students at CCAC.





Nick Brown & Dave Breingan


Tess Liebersohn

Business Manager

Paulina Gonzales


Greg Jones


Hannah Milstein

Steering Committee

Ryan Gayman


Nate Shiner