Impact

Our Impact

  • Over two 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 1,000,000 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.

How the Books Are Used

  • 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

Letters

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