WITSummer Books

Every spring, WITS delivers thousands of books to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. This year will be no different. 

While leading virtual programs this year, we have learned the strain that remote learning has put on our students, their families, teachers, and school communities. WITSummer Books is our opportunity to provide a little joy during a time of incredible change. At the end of May, we will help build the at-home libraries for hundreds of WITS students.

By contributing to WITSummer Books, you are helping WITS provide students with curated sets of brand-new, culturally relevant books. Books put learning, adventure, and fun directly in students’ hands even as we continue to connect virtually. 

This year, we invite you to be a part of this journey.


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$30 sends one student home with a set of WITSummer Books.

$100 provides one Rochelle Lee Teacher Award Study Group professional textbooks.

$250 provides access to Epic! e-library software to five student/mentor groups for an entire school year.

$500 provides brand-new books for a group of students to build their at-home libraries.

$1,000 funds one-week of technology for WITS virtual programming.