As a vital part of the long range plan for Burritt on the Mountain, the Burritt Community School will be much like the historic one-room Rosenwald School in which to conduct daily first-person classes like those that were held in local one-room schoolhouses during the early 20th century. This project has a natural connection to the ongoing educational mission at Burritt on the Mountain. The school plan is based on those of the Rosenwald program, a massive building initiative first conceived in Alabama in 1906 by Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., to address an urgent need to provide schools for black children in the rural South. The building program expanded in 1914, and by 1935 dozens of Rosenwald schoolhouses dotted the countryside of north Alabama and were attended by black and white students alike. If you or your organization would like to participate, please contact Leslie Ecklund.