Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Alexandria Seaport Foundation Impacting lives within the community through our Apprentice Program. Providing youth a safe haven to learn career & life skills for a brighter future

Through the building and use of wooden boats, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation helps at-risk youth turn their lives around and provides families, community groups, and schools with meaningful educational, social, and recreational experiences. The latest additions to our program include vocational training in green construction, a summer program, and an after-school program.

Mission: Building Boats.. . Building Lives.

Operating as usual

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!! We are so excited to finally show you all the handcrafted items that are now available for order...
11/20/2020

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!! We are so excited to finally show you all the handcrafted items that are now available for order! We are selling gorgeous personalized cutting boards as well as amazing nesting chairs (check out our story to see how awesome the design is!)

You can fill out an order form on our website & we will be at the Old Town Farmers Market tomorrow morning!

#handcrafted #woodworking #cuttingboard #nestingchair #nonprofit #holidays #apprenticeprogram #supportyourcommunity

"The carpentry and the boats are simply a vehicle to move these kids from dependency to independency. We make them belie...
11/19/2020

"The carpentry and the boats are simply a vehicle to move these kids from dependency to independency. We make them believe in themselves and own their futures”

Kathy Seifert beautifully summed up what our Apprentice Program is all about last night during our virtual town hall. Thank you so much to everyone who tuned in and continues to support the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Without you, our Apprentices could not be in this safe haven working towards their futures. 💚

#nonprofit #visitalx #woodworking #carpentry #future #youth #makeadifference #thankyou #townhall

Hi everyone!! This Wednesday we are hosting a virtual Town Hall and would LOVE for you all to join us. We look forward t...
11/16/2020

Hi everyone!! This Wednesday we are hosting a virtual Town Hall and would LOVE for you all to join us. We look forward to connecting with the community by sharing exciting updates & plans for the future! Please click the link in our bio to join the meeting on Wed evening & see additional joining info below: ⠀

Meeting ID: 985 254 7593⠀
Passcode: 100

We took a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, MD. It was great to see skills taught at th...
11/11/2020

We took a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, MD. It was great to see skills taught at the Seaport Foundation applied in a new setting. 💚🛶

#nonprofit #woodworking #boat #preservation #chesapeakebay #maritime #culture #history #community

We are making a difference, and proud to be doing so. ⠀Our apprentices have been hard at work and we can’t wait to share...
10/28/2020

We are making a difference, and proud to be doing so.

Our apprentices have been hard at work and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to! 🛶

Make sure to check out the link in our bio to learn more about what we do & how we are positively impacting this community. ⠀

#visitalxva #alexandriaseaportfoundation #oldtown #oldtownalexandria #nonprofit #nova #woodworking #boat #community #education #donate #makeadifference

10/28/2020

We always make time for a dance break around here!

Kathy Seifert, our executive director, puts her heart into the Apprentice Program, and makes showing up so much fun. Check out the link in our bio to learn more about our mission & see how you can help 😊

#alexandriavirginia #givingbacktothecommunity #woodworking #craftsmanship #nonprofit #water #floatingdock #boathouse #makeadifference #safehaven #blm

Meet Danielle! She is one of Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s apprentices, and has been thriving through the program.⠀⠀Th...
10/28/2020

Meet Danielle! She is one of Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s apprentices, and has been thriving through the program.⠀

The passion & dedication Danielle has towards her craftsmanship is infectious, leaving us all feeling a little bit more inspired when around her. ⠀

#apprenticeprogram #woodworking #craftsmanship #boatrestoration #nonprofit #visitalexva #sandingwood

Students in the MSM program are eager, hardworking, competent builders who get stuff done! ....#teaching #math #woodwork...
05/02/2018

Students in the MSM program are eager, hardworking, competent builders who get stuff done!
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#teaching #math #woodworking #spring #skateboard #skateboardingisfun #inspo #kids #lifechanging

We are inspired by the hard work our apprentices put in everyday! Not just on our boats but on themselves! .....#woodwor...
05/02/2018

We are inspired by the hard work our apprentices put in everyday! Not just on our boats but on themselves!
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#woodwork #apprentice #lifechanging #life #inspo #inspiration #boat #boatd #building #alexandria #washingtondc #dc

Happy May Day from ASF! Apprentices seizing the day and beautiful weather in our shop-made wooden boat. .......#happy #m...
05/01/2018

Happy May Day from ASF! Apprentices seizing the day and beautiful weather in our shop-made wooden boat. .
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#happy #mayday #woodworking #boating #life #change #washingtondc #dc #water

04/24/2018

Support students in our Middle School Math program who improve their academic aptitude while woodworking! Link in bio! #nonprofit #spring2action #spring #woodworking #math #teaching

Don’t forget to support the Seaport Foundation for Spring 2 Action! Link in bio.
04/24/2018

Don’t forget to support the Seaport Foundation for Spring 2 Action! Link in bio.

Don’t forget to support the Seaport Foundation for Spring 2 Action! Link in bio.
04/24/2018

Don’t forget to support the Seaport Foundation for Spring 2 Action! Link in bio.

Next Wednesday, April 25, is Spring2ACTion, Alexandria's 24-hr fundraising event.  If you would like to make your donati...
04/17/2018
Support Alexandria Seaport Foundation in #Spring2ACTion!

Next Wednesday, April 25, is Spring2ACTion, Alexandria's 24-hr fundraising event. If you would like to make your donation today, you can simply click on this link: https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/alexandria-seaport-foundation

I’m ready to support Alexandria Seaport Foundation on April 25, 2018 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Alexandria Seaport Foundation and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

Be sure to mark your calendars for ASF's annual WINE ON THE WATER event to be held on Saturday, June 9!  Tickets availab...
04/03/2018

Be sure to mark your calendars for ASF's annual WINE ON THE WATER event to be held on Saturday, June 9! Tickets available soon!

ASF graduate apprentice, Matt H, in Brunswick, Maine working on the main mast of the Providence...a tall ship who will m...
03/29/2018
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ASF graduate apprentice, Matt H, in Brunswick, Maine working on the main mast of the Providence...a tall ship who will make her permanent home in Alexandria in Spring 2019!! For more information go to https://tallshipprovidence.org

We are so excited to see you all at Seaport Day on Saturday. "Dogs Welcome"!
09/28/2017

We are so excited to see you all at Seaport Day on Saturday. "Dogs Welcome"!

We are excited for Seaport Day 2017 this Saturday at Waterfront Park!   Hope you can join us for live music by 50 Year S...
09/26/2017

We are excited for Seaport Day 2017 this Saturday at Waterfront Park! Hope you can join us for live music by 50 Year Storm, nautical activities, a wooden boat display, children's activities, food, beer/wine and more!

If you would like to enter the ANYTHING THAT FLOATS race, please call 703-778-0977! The race will start at 2:00 PM!

She will be so happy to get back in the water!!!
08/18/2017

She will be so happy to get back in the water!!!

ASF's 30 ft. Potomac dory is ready for the water after sanding, painting and other minor repairs!  Thank you, Washington...
08/18/2017

ASF's 30 ft. Potomac dory is ready for the water after sanding, painting and other minor repairs! Thank you, Washington Marina, for your support!

WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN??!!  Make your own boat and race it on September 30 at ASF's Seaport Day!!  Please note that while...
08/11/2017

WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN??!! Make your own boat and race it on September 30 at ASF's Seaport Day!! Please note that while you may use pool noodles, you are limited to a total of 6!!! $25 to register!

A morning row prepares apprentices for a good day of work!
08/11/2017

A morning row prepares apprentices for a good day of work!

Another frame on its way to becoming a beautiful, handcrafted skiff in ASF's boat shop!
07/26/2017

Another frame on its way to becoming a beautiful, handcrafted skiff in ASF's boat shop!

MAJOR price reduction for Seaport Day's ANYTHING THAT FLOATS RACE!  $25 per entry! Put on your creative thinking cap and...
07/13/2017

MAJOR price reduction for Seaport Day's ANYTHING THAT FLOATS RACE! $25 per entry! Put on your creative thinking cap and start your boat soon!

Save the Date....for waterfront fun in September!!
07/13/2017

Save the Date....for waterfront fun in September!!

After three months of hard work and many lessons learned, apprentices, volunteers and staff launch their beautiful, hand...
07/13/2017

After three months of hard work and many lessons learned, apprentices, volunteers and staff launch their beautiful, handcrafted Pooduck Skiff!

ASF staff, volunteers and apprentices visited Mallows Bay this week to learn about the many sunken vessels and the fasci...
06/23/2017

ASF staff, volunteers and apprentices visited Mallows Bay this week to learn about the many sunken vessels and the fascinating history behind them.

06/07/2017

THANK YOU to all of our event attendees, sponsors and volunteers who supported Saturday's Wine on the Water event!! It was a beautiful evening and a great success! Please know that your generosity goes toward supporting young people who are working hard in ASF's programs to change their lives!!

Hawaiian trip for two, MGM overnight and dinner, one week on Cape Cod, one week in the Outer Banks.....these are just so...
05/31/2017

Hawaiian trip for two, MGM overnight and dinner, one week on Cape Cod, one week in the Outer Banks.....these are just some of the auction items you will find at Saturday's Wine on the Water event benefiting the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2943597

Exceptional wines and charcuterie by La Fromagerie, steel drums, wooden boats, waterfront location, fabulous silent and ...
05/24/2017

Exceptional wines and charcuterie by La Fromagerie, steel drums, wooden boats, waterfront location, fabulous silent and live auction items....all to benefit the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation! Tickets available at www.alexandriaseaport.org.

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0 Thompsons Alley
Alexandria, VA
22314

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

+17037780977

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We're Almost There!! A generous donor has challenged us to a $50,000 match, and we've raised $45,000! With your small donation, we can reach $50,000 by September 30 and receive a matching $50,00. Please DONATE TODAY at www.alexandriaseaport.org
Great interview with Kathy Seifert and Jay Helinski!
This looks like a great program that could be duplicated elsewhere. Maybe even in Sarasota!
Spring2Action is in full swing! Many of you have heard about the fire at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation last Wednesday night. We are cleaning up, continuing our work with the Apprentice Program, and moving forward with rebuilding the areas that were damaged. If you have a few dollars to help us clean up, purchase new tools, and rebuild, please give here: https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/alexandria-seaport-foundation Thank you!
I spoke with a mentor at the ASF and it sounds like an amazing opportunity for young people who need some positive direction in their lives! Thanks for all you do!
WOW!! Absolutely beautiful. Congrats to everyone involved.
Wine on the Water 2017. Good times :)