Thank you for your interest in obtaining books for city students.
REF has donated more than 30,000 new books since the launch of Give Back, Give Books in 2006, supporting parent-child reading events, school book fairs, school library collection expansion and summer reading programs.
The purpose of the Teachers' Choice Program is to support best practices
to enhance student achievement in literacy using teacher-designed
literacy activities. The program enhances learning resources and
supports the distribution of books to children through their classrooms
to promote the growth of home libraries and reading among students.
Please note that our most recent application cycle ended on November 2, 2012.
A total of 29 educators received up to 200 new books apiece to support projects in 2012-2013. For the list, please go to: Teachers' Choice Recipients 2012
Questions and answers follow below. Please feel free to contact us at 271-5790 or email@example.com with additional questions.
What's the process?
Our online application process begins on this page with each cycle. We announce the beginning of each cycle via the REF e-newsletter mailing list; click here to subscribe.
Who can apply?
Educators in Rochester City School District schools.
When can I apply?
We will offer another application process in the Fall of 2013. We announce the beginning of each cycle via the REF e-newsletter mailing list; click here to subscribe.
How many books can I apply for?
We will offer a maximum of 200 books per application.
Value is placed on projects that promote literacy which:
- Are innovative and go beyond existing RCSD programs.
- Are student-centered with an emphasis on what students will tangibly accomplish during the project.
- Support home, parental or community involvement.
Applicants must agree to participate in REF's evaluation process.