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2018 Project Cicero Event Highlights

Project Cicero is a non-profit annual book drive to help under-resourced New York City public schools create and enhance classroom and school libraries. For free, gently used and new books are redistributed to NYC public school teachers, as many as they can transport back to their schools.

Hoping to address the problem of limited reading resources in New York City public schools, we came together with the simple yet powerful idea: to collect gently used books from families interested in passing them along, and to redistribute them for FREE to under-resourced NYC public schools. The centerpiece of Project Cicero is its annual event where 1200 New York City teachers at schools entitled to Title 1 benefits personally select as many books as they can transport to their schools and libraries!

Since its inception in 2001, Project Cicero has distributed 4,000,000 new and gently-used books to tens of thousands of New York City classrooms, reaching over 1,000,000 students. Donations come from 100+ schools as well as generous publishing companies and other organizations..

Project Cicero receives major support from
The New York Society Library, Vornado Realty Trust, Blackstone, RXR Realty, Morgan Stanley, St. James Church, Corbin Capital, and other generous donors.