- Over 2,650,000 books have been distributed to under-resourced schools (Pre K-12) in New York City as well as organizations that serve children, including Children’s Aid Society, Kids in Distressed Situations, Literacy Inc, New York City Housing Authority, and Room to Grow.
- An estimated 650,000 New York City children have been reached.
- More than 15,000 New York City teachers have chosen books for their under-resourced classrooms and schools.
- To accomplish this, thousands of families donate books and give their time to collect, sort and distribute these books on behalf of Project Cicero.
- Nearly all of our teachers told us that Project Cicero books have increased their students’ enjoyment of reading.
- The majority of our teachers told us that Project Cicero books have introduced their students to new subject matter.
- Nearly all of our teachers told us that Project Cicero books improved their students’ reading level and/or skills.
- Project Cicero tripled the number of books in classroom libraries.
- To build and enhance classroom libraries
- To build and enhance school libraries
- As gifts for students
- To meet the 25 book goal (city standard)
- To supplement curriculum
- For parents to read with their kids
- For critical reading
- For leveled books for independent reading
- Read-aloud and shared reading
- Guided reading