The Cornland School Foundation, Inc. seeks to restore and preserve Cornland School, to dialogue about the educational history of African Americans post-Civil War and to remind people of the heritage of these people. In addition, the Foundation fosters relationships between generations by using Cornland’s empowering story to encourage students in the current generation to overcome academic obstacles in their own lives.
Cornland Foundation’s vision is to preserve and showcase the history and culture of African American early education and culture in Chesapeake, the Hampton Roads region, the Commonwealth, and the nation.
Cornland School, built in 1902 for the education of African Americans, is the oldest pre-Rosenwald school in Southeastern Virginia.
The Cornland School Foundation, Inc. is an organization working to restore the schoolhouse and open it for community events.
Make a Contribution
Please consider making a tax-free contribution to the Cornland School Foundation. With your help, we can restore and preserve our legacy for generations to come.
We are stop #5 on the Chesapeake’s African American Heritage Trail Driving Tour