AAD Alumna Gives Back: Barbara Banks

Barbara Banks, AAD Class of 2009, supports AAD through the Dream Club, our monthly giving society with giving levels from $10 to $200 per month. Barbara shares about why she chose to join the Dream Club… Barbara Banks, AAD Class of 2009, supports AAD through the Dream Club, our monthly giving society with giving levels… Read more »

Against the Odds: Rashida Stevens, Class of 2004

Attorney. Certified Public Accountant. Mother. Just a few words that describe the remarkable Rashida Stevens, AAD Class of 2004, who presented the keynote speech at the 2018 Tennis Ball and brought the crowd to a standing ovation. In Rashida’s words:“Looking at how my life began, you could easily see the odds were stacked against me…. Read more »

A Community That Cares

An Achievable Dream is incredibly fortunate to have the support of an amazing community, including many businesses in the Hampton Roads region. More than simply investing, these companies care. In the past few months, we’ve seen two great examples of this with Chick-fil-A and Cox Communications. Chick-fil-A Operators Sponsor First Scoreboard Ever at An Achievable… Read more »

An Achievable Dream Job Shadow Day

Because of your support and partnership as a corporate supporter of An Achievable Dream (AAD), we want to be sure you are aware of upcoming opportunities to help our students continue to develop and grow. On February 13, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, An Achievable Dream will host our inaugural Job Shadow Day. Our goal… Read more »

Meet the Class of 2019 at the Tennis Ball!

“I owe my knowledge and success to all the teachers and staff who believed in me.” – Chelsea Britt, Class of 2007 An Achievable Dream’s Class of 2019 is one with high aspirations to make the world a better place. At the 26th Annual Tennis Ball, you get to meet these dreamers in a special… Read more »

Tennis Ball keynote speakers share dreams

Each year, the Tennis Ball, An Achievable Dream’s annual fundraising gala of over 900 attendees, features a keynote speaker — an AAD graduate with an incredible story of overcoming obstacles and achieving dreams. Last year’s speaker, Kami’lah Brown, now doctorate of dental surgery candidate 2020 of Meharry Medical College, shared: “An Achievable Dream was an… Read more »

News Release – An Achievable Dream Awarded $600,000 from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

An Achievable Dream (AAD) has received a three-year, $600,000 Hampton Roads Community Foundation grant to help expand AAD into middle school in Virginia Beach. This fall, the first class of AAD Virginia Beach students, who graduated from Seatack Elementary AAD Academy, now rising sixth-graders, will attend Lynnhaven Middle School where the AAD middle school program… Read more »

Dreamers & Achievers: Celebrating the Class of 2018

Today, An Achievable Dream’s Class of 2018 will walk across the graduation stage, receive their diplomas, and prepare to take the next big step into the future. Our Dreamers have worked incredibly hard to reach this point and we are so proud of them. In fact, we are thrilled to announce that every member of… Read more »

AAD, Newport News Police Department & Newport News Sheriff’s Office Win U.S. Department of Justice Award

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) announced the Newport News Police Department, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, and An Achievable Dream, Inc. as the winners of the 2017 L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award for their partnership to help children succeed in education. Only one award is… Read more »

You helped us raise nearly $16,000!

Tony Brothers here one last time to say THANK YOU! Because of YOU, we surpassed our goal and raised nearly $16,000 for An Achievable Dream through Tuesday’s Give Local 757 event. These funds will help send Dreamers to summer camps! Thank you for joining the Dream Team and helping make dreams come true for our… Read more »

Are you ready to join the Dream Team?

I’m Tony Brothers, NBA referee and An Achievable Dream board member. I am helping AAD raise $10,000 through Give Local 757 on May 8 to send AAD students to camps this summer. Give Local 757 is ONE WEEK away, and I am calling on YOU to join our Dream Team! Are you ready?   Through… Read more »

NBA Referee Makes a Bold Call

  I’m calling on YOU. I’m Tony Brothers, a referee for the NBA, founder of Men for Hope, and a proud member of the AAD/Virginia Beach Board of Directors. I see the difference An Achievable Dream is making in our community. An Achievable Dream is truly changing lives. So it’s time for us to mount… Read more »

Don’t Miss the 2nd Annual Seafood Festival!

  Sponsored by our friends at Chick’s Oyster Bar, the second annual Seafood Festival is an event you will not want to miss! Proceeds from the event support An Achievable Dream. Enter to win a Boston Whaler Boat donated by Lynnhaven Marine! Boat raffle tickets $100 each – only 300 raffle tickets sold! Tickets are… Read more »

Faculty Focus: Meet the Dream Team!

At An Achievable Dream, we have an amazing group of faculty and staff who make The Dream a reality on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy getting to know them through this Faculty Focus series! Meet… Ms. Belinda Flucker Kindergarten Teacher, An Achievable Dream Academy Can you share what An Achievable Dream means to… Read more »

Big Dreamer, Little Dreamer

In 2014, we launched Seatack Elementary An Achievable Dream Academy in Virginia Beach with grades K-2. Each year, the program grows by one grade level. An exciting milestone awaits the first class, now in fifth grade: they will be the first class to graduate from An Achievable Dream in Virginia Beach in 2025. To celebrate… Read more »

Resilient: Meet the Class of 2018

If An Achievable Dream Middle and High School’s Senior Class Advisor, LaTonia Kelley, had to describe the Class of 2018 in one word, it would be resilient. “Our students … have overcome a lot.” Kelley teaches Geometry and Trigonometry at An Achievable Dream Middle and High School, and serves as Senior Class Advisor. In this role,… Read more »

News Release – An Achievable Dream Celebrates 25 Years

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2017 CONTACT: Julie Cruit Angilly Vice President, Development and Communications An Achievable Dream (757) 599-9472 Office (415) 415-845-1171 Cell jangilly@achievabledream.org www.achievabledream.org An Achievable Dream Celebrates 25 Years Annual Tennis Ball gala to commemorate 25 years of success and student achievements Newport News, VA – What… Read more »

25th Annual Tennis Ball – November 18, 2017

25th Annual Tennis Ball Saturday, November 18th | 5:30 to 10:30 PM Hampton Roads Convention Center Featuring: Open Bar Silent Auction Dinner Live Auction Raffle to win a NEW CAR Special Program Honoring AAD’s Class of 2018 and Class Sponsors! Learn more and register here!    

Winter 2017 Achievements Newsletter

Click here to read the Winter 2017 Achievements, our quarterly newsletter. To join our mailing list for Achievements and event invitations, send your information via email to information@achievabledream.org. To receive the Power of the Dream, our monthly email newsletter, complete the form under Stay Connected at the bottom of our website homepage.

Mark Your Calendar – Give Local 757, May 9, 2017

An Achievable Dream is joining forces with other local non-profits to participate in Give Local 757, a 24-hour Hampton Roads fundraising event where “everyone can be a philanthropist.” The event will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Give Local America Day a nationwide effort to “empower every person to give back to their local… Read more »