Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dedication of the Founder’s Hope Wall and Walter S. Segaloff Campus

Article by Jane Hammond in the Daily Press, December 10, 2015.

Michael Banks grew up across the street from what is now the newly christened Walter S. Segaloff Campus of An Achievable Dream Middle and High School.

The campus and Founder’s Hope Wall in the entryway to the school were dedicated Wednesday morning to Segaloff, the founder of Achievable Dream who died in August 2013. Banks, a 2001 graduate of the high school, gave an emotional speech to sponsors, staff and Segaloff’s family during a ceremony at the school. To continue reading, click here.

Founders Wall 1


Founders Wall 2

Sponsors, community support An Achievable Dream fundraiser

From the Daily Press, November 22, 2015

Around 800 people supported the cause of An Achievable Dream at the corporation’s 23rd annual Tennis Ball fundraiser Saturday night at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Sponsors, donors and community members wined, dined and bid on auction items ranging from hotel packages to cars at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, all to benefit the students of Achievable Dream’s programs in Newport News and Virginia Beach.

Click here to read the entire article by Jane Hammond and to see photographs from the Tennis Ball.

An Achievable Dream’s Work Continues

From the Daily Press, November 21, 2015

The vision remains unchanged at An Achievable Dream Academy since the death of founder Walter Segaloff in August 2013.

Students still get their uniforms checked by soldiers from Fort Eustis, recite banners that say things such as “I can go to college if I work hard” and are given a handshake and a smile from teachers and staff when they arrive in the morning.

Click here to read the entire article by Jane Hammond and to see video taken at An Achievable Dream Academy.