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Welcome to the Keep It Real (KIR) website. KIR is a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Pittsburgh that caters to the educational development and cultural adjustment of refugees in the Pittsburgh area, with a focus on the Somali Bantu youth in Lawrenceville. We provide afterschool programming three days a week for ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Arsenal Middle School, in coordination with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the MGR Foundation's Murals program. We also provide in-home tutoring for Somali Bantu families in Lawrenceville and site-based tutoring for refugee kids in Greentree.
Presidents' Message

Welcome! Please bear with us while we make changes to the content and organization of the website. If you are interested in becoming a tutor with KIR for the Spring Semester, please fill out an application and get it to us as soon as possible. You can find the application in the "Be A Tutor" section. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.

Nick Brown & Dave Breingan
Co-Presidents, Keep It Real