Summer Intersession Begins In Virginia Beach

Seatack Elementary, An Achievable Dream Academy opened on Monday, July 21 in Virginia Beach for Summer Intersession. Students were met by teachers and administrators for the daily handshake before proceeding to their new classrooms. During the two week orientation program, students will learn about the Morning Program and will begin social rotation classes. “We had a wonderful first… Read more »

En Pointe Dancers Awarded National Championship

An Achievable Dream Academy’s En Pointe Dancers were named National Champions in Myrtle Beach, SC during the weekend of July 12-13, 2014. The troupe competed against 36 other elementary age dance groups from around the country. Their performance of “Wade in the Water” earned a High Platinum score and 1st Place finish for their performance as well… Read more »

Sculptor Ed Hamilton Visits Art Students

In Newport News for the dedication of his latest public works sculpture, Ed Hamilton visited with students at An Achievable Dream Middle and High School on Friday, May 16, 2014. Hamilton heard about An Achievable Dream and wanted to share his story with the students, encouraging them to pursue their dreams no matter how large. He… Read more »

Kim Bates Named NNPS Middle School Teacher of the Year

Kim Bates, an Instructional Technology Coach at An Achievable Dream Middle and High School, is the Newport News Public School Middle School Teacher of the Year. After completing Old Dominion University’s Career Switcher Program, education became Bates’ third career. She started her teaching career at Crittenden Middle School in technology education and has worked as… Read more »

Sponsors Enjoy a Special Lunch

Students from An Achievable Dream Academy and An Achievable Dream Middle and High School hosted board members and sponsors during the annual Sponsors’ Day luncheon on April 25. Attendees enjoyed a Chick-fil-A lunch, talked with students, and exchanged business cards before the program – “An Achievable Dream Presents Kid YOU!” – featuring students taking on… Read more »

Miss Virginia Visits An Achievable Dream

Desiree Williams, Miss Virginia 2013, visited An Achievable Dream Academy and Middle and High School on Tuesday, March 18. In addition to participating in the Academy’s daily handshake and morning program, Williams met with members of the GEMS (Girls Educated and Motivated for Success) and the high school 3.0 Club to talk about goal setting.

Local Businesses Support An Achievable Dream

Three small businesses in Hampton Roads have joined Washington D.C.-based Heart of America Foundation to support An Achievable Dream students. Starting today and running through March 2, Phillips Energy, Consociate Media and Sara Harris Photography will donate $1 for each new like on their Facebook pages to The Heart of America Foundation, which will use… Read more »

Daily Press Feb. 15 Letters: An Achievable Dream perspective

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, the Daily Press featured Letters to the Editor written by 8th graders at An Achievable Dream Middle School.  The students were asked to write about their community and provided insight into their neighborhoods. For the complete transcript of the letters, go to the Daily Press online at,0,7649186.story

An Achievable Dream Names Kathy Edwards Permanent President and Chief Executive Officer

The Boards of Directors of An Achievable Dream have named Kathy Edwards as the permanent president and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization. Edwards, who began with An Achievable Dream in 2000 as its director of development and communications and advanced to chief operating officer, has been the interim president and CEO since November. … Read more »

An Achievable Dream Featured in Tennis Magazine

An Achievable Dream and Walter Segaloff are featured in the November/December 2013 issue of Tennis magazine, The Heroes of Tennis Issue. AAD and Mr. Segaloff are profiled along such tennis greats as Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, and more! Read the article at

Mike and Nancy Petters are the 2014 Class Sponsors

During the An Achievable Dream Tennis Ball on November 16, 2013, Aubrey Layne announced that Mike and Nancy Petters, along with their daughters Caroline and Sarah, are the sponsors of the Class of 2014. Their generous donation will provide annual merit scholarships for each member of the class every year that they attend college and… Read more »

Segaloff and Run for the Dream Honored

During their annual membership meeting yesterday, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance awarded Walter Segaloff and the Run for the Dream the Corporate Citizen Award. Ann Segaloff accepted the award from John Hollowell, the outgoing chairman of the Alliance.

A dream comes to Virginia Beach

Next year, 360 children in Virginia Beach will be expected to learn etiquette, to speak clearly and respectfully, to make healthy decisions and establish a work ethic. They’ll be taught skills they’ll need to succeed in life while they’re learning math and English and science and history. Read the full article at:

Keep Hope Alive

An Achievable Dream is sad to announce the sudden passing of our organization’s founder and CEO, Walter Segaloff, on Sunday, August 18. Our deep condolences go out to his family, but so many others will mourn his loss, including the thousands of children who received a high-quality education thanks to Walter’s incredible energy and dedication…. Read more »

Segaloff Virginian of the Year

The Virginia Press Association has named Walter Segaloff, the CEO and Founder of An Achievable Dream, as its Virginian of the Year for 2013. Ginger Stanley, executive director of the VPA, said the committee selected Segaloff because of his vision’s lasting impact. The award was presented on April 19 during the VPA’s annual conference. Shown below:… Read more »