Project Cicero is an annual non-profit book drive designed to create - or supplement - school and classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools.
Since its inception in 2001, Project Cicero has distributed over 2.3 million new and gently used books to 13,000 New York City classrooms and libraries, reaching 550,000 students.
Over 1,200 teachers from all over New York City are invited to make their selections at our event in early March each year. Hundreds of student, parent and teacher volunteers assist in all aspects of collecting and distributing the books.
Project Cicero is a partnership of New York City parent and student volunteers, The New York Society Library, Vornado Realty Trust, and The New York Post, in association with Teach for America New York and the New York City Teaching Fellows.