Funeral today for founder of An Achievable Dream Academy

Funeral today for founder of An Achievable Dream Academy

Credit: An Achievable Dream Website

Walter Segaloff, after being honored as the 2013 Virginian of the Year by the Va. Press Association

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 5:54 AM

NEWPORT NEWS - The funeral will be held at noon Wednesday for Walter Segaloff, the Peninsula businessman who founded An Achievable Dream Academy.

He died of a heart attack Sunday morning outside a gym at City Center, where he had gone to exercise, according to Academy President Aubrey Layne.

An Achievable Dream, opened in 1992, is a partnership among Newport News Public Schools, the City of Newport News, and businesses to work with at-risk students K-12.

"From a summer enrichment program to an after school project to a fulltime elementary, then middle and high school, Achievable Dream has demonstrated that when the public and private sectors come together, it can make great strides and turn around lives," Layne and Chairman of the Board Gordon Gentry said in a statement Sunday.

Segaloff's dream of creating a second An Achievable Dream school didn't die with him. The board of directors said it will continue to work to establish a school in Va. Beach .

He was 82 years old.

Among those attending services today will be Sen. Mark Warner.

The funeral will be held at Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road in Hampton.

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