Profiles in Leadership: Adelia Thompson, Chief of Staff and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Newport University

We would like to congratulate CNU President Paul Trible on his recently announced retirement. Mr. Trible’s contributions to the university and to this community are unparalleled. His dedicated servant leadership sets an example we can all emulate. Mr. Trible has led a team to establish and lead one of the finest universities in Virginia, and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2011

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series is a reflection from AAD president and CEO, Dr. Lee Vreeland, on each alumni…. Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2010

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Motivated, Educated, Vaccinated!

When COVID-19 vaccines were approved for public distribution, the coordination of making the vaccine available throughout the region quickly became a community effort. When An Achievable Dream received a request to support Riverside Health System’s vaccine distribution by utilizing our elementary school and middle and high school in the southeast community as vaccine clinic locations,… Read more »

Meet Rickey Taylor, Class of 2021

If you ask Rickey Taylor’s friends and family to describe him, you might hear words like: playful, loves to laugh, upbeat, always smiling, hard-working, caring, funny, and responsible. Rickey describes himself similarly: “I’m extremely playful and fun-loving,” he says. But he is also a high-achiever. Rickey is going into the Air Force Reserves and will… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2009

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2008

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Achievements | Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 edition of Achievements is here! Read all about the latest at An Achievable Dream, including our celebration of the Class of 2021, stories of our community leaders, and our excitement about the upcoming school year!

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2007

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2006

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2005

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2004

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2003

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Where Are They Now? An Update from the Class of 2002

As we continue our alumni series, “Where Are They Now,” travel in time with us as we follow our graduates on their journeys and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. Also featured in this series are each graduating class’s sponsor to share their inspiration for supporting their class and… Read more »

Announcing Alumni Series Kick-Off: Where Are They Now?

Travel in time with us as we follow our alumni on their journeys after graduation and discover how An Achievable Dream made a positive impact on their lives. In this series, we will feature our alumni beginning with the very first graduating class of 2001 to highlight how they have manifested their Dreams. Also featured… Read more »

PRA Group Donates $300,000 to An Achievable Dream to Support Equity in Education

Press release originally published by PRA Group NORFOLK, Va., June 14, 2021 — PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, today announced a $300,000 donation to support An Achievable Dream’s efforts to bringing equity to education. An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a nationally recognized K–12 program dedicated to the… Read more »

A Night to Dream – A Virtual Speakeasy Event!

A Virtual Speakeasy Event is coming to your screen on March 5th, 2021! Gather with friends or party from your couch, but either way it’s going to be “the bee’s knees!” Get ready to party like it’s 1921!

An Achievable Dream in 2021

As we move into a new year, I know we are all ready to look ahead to what 2021 holds, both personally and professionally. As January began, we were eager to turn the page, and grateful for a fresh start. Although challenging in many ways, 2020 brought us together as a community and as a… Read more »

This Year, Community Education Partnerships More Vital Than Ever

By Lee Vreeland, Ed.D., President & CEO, An Achievable Dream & Keira Lombardo, Chief Administration Officer, Smithfield Foods. 2020 was an incredibly challenging year, particularly so for students. Their educations have been beset by delays and uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic forced school systems into uncharted territories – all to keep students, educators, and the… Read more »

News Release – An Achievable Dream Announces New Board Members

Newport News, VA – An Achievable Dream (AAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members, Keira Lombardo of Smithfield Foods, Inc., William T. Morrison of TowneBank, and Doug Lutz of Capital Group. “Our Boards of Directors are comprised of dedicated community leaders who are committed to the mission and vision of… Read more »