How We Make an Impact
First Book is a social enterprise, applying proven strategies of the private sector to fuel our work as a non-profit with a growing ecosystem of models that work both individually and together to create impact. Our solutions are rooted in research and our projects are supported by our partnerships, with a goal to empower every educator and all the children in need whom they serve.
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Educators in Our Network
Children Served Annually
Books & Resources Distributed
Building Literacy Rich Classrooms
A new report and resource tool to help educators evaluate the quality and equity of their classroom libraries.
Student Mental Health
Research & Insights study and Accelerator resource to address student mental wellness in classrooms.
Time for Change
An initiative designed to further educational equity through changemaking, that includes a new resource for educators that suggests practical ways to inspire students to become changemakers for their schools and their communities.
We’ve created a series of clear, actionable resources that educators can use to engage with families, that address challenging moments.
Magic of Storytelling
A national campaign to help distribute more than 80 million books to children in need, across the U.S. In partnership with Disney.
Stories for All Project™
Curated new, relevant, high-quality books representing diverse characters, voices, and life circumstances that are made available and affordable to educators supporting kids in need.
Digital resources to help educators have age-appropriate conversations about race and racism in the classroom.
First Book can maximize ARP funding for learning recovery, enrichment, and high-quality environments to amplify the impact of this investment in low-income communities.
Black Kids Matter
The Black Kids Matter Initiative was created to amplify, celebrate, and empower the voices of Black children and other children of color. Presented with National Grid, and supported by TD Bank.
Give Learning a Shot
An accelerator resource to help educators and families make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine and the pandemic's impact on learning. In partnership with the Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation.
Grief, Loss & Healing
Equipping educators with resources to support children who are experiencing grief and loss. In partnership with New York Life Foundation.
Back to School
Amplifying the voice of the educators and providing resources for a changing classroom. Dive into the current educational landscape and download free resources.
Creating Learning Connections
A grant-based program focused on providing adequate resources to our network educators to help engage students in virtual learning. In partnership with Intel, CDW, and The LEGO Foundation.
OMG Books Awards
First Book distributed 1.5 million books and eBooks to children in need, through a grant program, to strengthen educator and organizational collaboration with community members and families.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
A comprehensive effort to support educators serving kids in need with new resources focused on social and emotional development. In partnership with Molina Healthcare.
Read more about our projects and solutions for educational equity.
First Book Research & Insights
Research & Insights: 2021 Highlights & Network Impact
First Book Research & Insights, For Educators
Back to School: How to Create a Welcoming Environment
First Book Research & Insights, Press Room
First Book Study Discloses Educator Priorities for American Rescue Plan Funding
Our network is North America’s largest community of educators working on the frontlines with children in need at schools and programs across the U.S.
Provides the First Book Network with 24-hour, year-round access to an award-winning repository of affordable and new books, educational resources, and basic necessities curated for kids in need ages 0-18.
Research & Insights
First Book Research & Insights is a highly focused research capacity that aggregates and amplifies the voices of more than 550,000 educators serving children in need.
First Book Accelerator collaborates with experts to turn research and best practices into tools in a matter of weeks, bringing the most up-to-date information and resources to our network.