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Covid prevented Project Cicero from running its annual bustling distribution event in March 2021, but our reimagined 2021 was a happy success. Committee members accepted new and gently used children’s and young adult books. Homes became stand-in staging for sorting and distributing donations. We were able to redistribute to date more than twenty-thousand books to NYC’s neediest students via schools, libraries, after-school programs, and other local non-profit community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.
March 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of Project Cicero service to New York City. Since its inception in 2001, Project Cicero has placed more than 4,000,000 books in the hands of its public school students. In our 2020 distribution just prior to the Covid shutdown, Project Cicero was able to distribute 120,000 books to 1,000 NYC public school teachers.
Project Cicero is the proud recipient of an Industry Innovator Award, given by the Book Industry Study group. Our co-recipients were The Lit.bar and Little Free Library.
Congrats to the winners and the Project Cicero team!
We have launched Instagram for Project Cicero. Tag us at #projectcicerobookdrive