TTT’s mission is to bring students, workers, and their kids together at Harvard to learn from and with one another through tutoring, mentoring, and sharing meals.
TTT is enriching for everybody because it is different than any other organization in the way that it brings everyone - students, workers (dining, custodial, etc) and their kids - together at the same school for two way learning and sharing meals.
Value for Parents: Harvard workers (Dining, Custodial, etc)
Free weekly tutoring for Harvard workers’ kids from current Harvard students on campus at library, cafe, or public study area
Value for Tutors: Harvard students
TTT emphasizes that Harvard students have just as much to learn from the workers’ families lives and life stories
Value for Harvard University
TTT builds community on campus between students, workers, and their kids through sharing monthly meals
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
I am Nestor Pimienta, a student at Harvard. Growing up in a working class family in California ignited my passion to work with different communities for positive change. In undergrad at Loyola Marymount University, a worker asked me if I could tutor their child. I decided instead of me alone tutoring only this worker’s child, I could create a system to connect university students with the workers’ kids for one on one tutoring. This led to me starting my organization, Tutoring Tomorrow Today, or TTT. When I ran the program there, I realized after each tutoring session when people simply ate together, they began to build community. When I started my master’s of divinity at Harvard, I saw an opportunity.
I asked myself, what makes TTT what it is? What would be different if I started it at Harvard? After my first run of the program at Harvard in the spring of 2015, I realized that students, workers and workers’ kids sharing meals and sharing stories is how everyone learns about each others’ lives in simple and deep ways. Therefore, the meals are an essential part of this organization, especially in this crucial run for spring 2016. Now, before I graduate, is the time to show why TTT is important to people.