An Achievable Dream is a program designed not only for students, but also for their families — our most valuable partners, because they help us keep the dream alive by supporting their Dreamers at home.

In addition, members of the community play an integral role in the success of our students.

Community and Corporate Partners

Education Partners

We have a unique collaboration with our wonderful school district partners to co-operate fully integrated AAD schools.

  • Newport News Public Schools
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools
College and University Partners

We partner with colleges and universities on research, and to provide AAD graduates with financial and academic support.

  • Clemson University
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Norfolk State University
  • The University of Virginia
  • Virginia Peninsula Community College
  • Virginia Tech
Community Partners
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula
  • What’s Next
  • Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula
Municipal Partners
  • City of Newport News
  • City of Virginia Beach
Military, Law Enforcement Partners and First Responder Partners

AAD’s partnerships with military, law enforcement and first responders not only provide positive role models for students, but foster the development of positive relationships and interactions between students and those in uniform. These partners participate in morning greetings, morning program, uniform inspection, and in classrooms.

  • Newport News Police Department
  • Newport News Sheriff’s Department
  • Virginia Beach Police Department
  • U.S. Army at Fort Eustis
  • U.S. Navy at NAS Oceana and Dam Neck

What it Takes Partners

At An Achievable Dream Middle & High School, corporate partners participate in the “What it Takes” program, designed to expose our students to career paths while teaching the skills needed to succeed in the workforce. Employees from our corporate partners volunteer in the classroom to teach our comprehensive “What it Takes” curriculum and Dreamers tour facilities to learn first-hand about the companies.

Our “What It Takes” Partners

  • TowneBank
  • Smithfield
  • Ferguson
  • W.M. Jordan
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • The City of Newport News
  • Riverside Health System
  • Williams Mullen
  • Capital Group
  • Sentara

For more information on partnering with An Achievable Dream, visit our Support page.