Dear Friends of the Woodville School,

Spring is a busy time at the Woodville School.  As you will see driving south on Route 17, site work for the parking lot and landscaping is underway. Zandler Development Company, LLC, is our partner for this work, and Kay Van Dyke, AIA,  is serving as Clerk of the Works for the Foundation.  We are so excited to finally see this progress after being stalled by the pandemic. Weather permitting, we expect to complete the site work by early summer.
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Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that with the help of a Get Outdoors Grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation purchased the lot adjoining the school on the south.  This property will be used for future outdoor events and activities and to provide a greenspace buffer between the school and any future development along the highway.

In April, the Foundation hosted members of the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park Campaign. Under the leadership of Dr. Dorothy Canter, pictured below, this group has the support of over 100 organizations, including the Gloucester Board of Supervisors and the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation. Its goal is the establishment of a National Park headquartered in Chicago to honor the legacy of Julius Rosenwald.  The Park Campaign also includes satellite locations at several Rosenwald Schools throughout the South.  Woodville is honored to be among the schools recommended for inclusion in the Park.
Photo courtesy of David Deutsch
Above left:, Dr. Dorothy Canter, Chairperson of the Julius Rosenwald Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park Campaign and Carol Steele, Acting Gloucester County Administrator  Above right, Jerome Walker, Bobby Ray and Ellen Saunders, looking over the TC Walker manuscript.  Saunders and Walker are cousins of TC Walker, about whom they knew very little until learning about him through his role in funding the Woodville. School.

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