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
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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.

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.

Operating as usual

Special shout out to Sandy Davis, a Director on our Board, who puts her heart and soul into our foundation and mission ๐Ÿค...
05/05/2021

Special shout out to Sandy Davis, a Director on our Board, who puts her heart and soul into our foundation and mission ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š She forms such special bonds with our Apprentices, and makes the workshop FUN! We love you Sandy, THANK YOU! #nonprofit

TODAY IS THE DAY! Any donation helps us get closer to our goal! Swipe to donate! (Link in bio as well!) ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š
04/28/2021

TODAY IS THE DAY! Any donation helps us get closer to our goal! Swipe to donate! (Link in bio as well!) ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’š

Alexandria family: ๐Ÿ“ฃSpring2ACTion is this Wednesday! Stop by our pop up table at the intersection of King and Union to h...
04/27/2021

Alexandria family: ๐Ÿ“ฃSpring2ACTion is this Wednesday! Stop by our pop up table at the intersection of King and Union to help us reach our $40,000 goal! If you canโ€™t make it, you can follow these easy steps to help us reach our goal! Link in bio to donate as well! THANK YOU!!! ๐Ÿ’š

Alexandria family - ๐Ÿ“ฃSpring2ACTion is this Wednesday! Stop by our pop up table at the intersection of King and Union to ...
04/27/2021

Alexandria family - ๐Ÿ“ฃSpring2ACTion is this Wednesday! Stop by our pop up table at the intersection of King and Union to help us reach our $40,000 goal! If you canโ€™t make it, you can follow these easy steps to help us reach our goal!! THANK YOU! Link in bio to donate as well!

04/21/2021

We are one week away from this year's Spring2ACTion event, Alexandria's Giving Day!! This opportunity allows over 160 local nonprofits to compete for dollars! If you would like to support us, and our mission of improving the lives of youth in need of direction, please click the link in our bio for early giving! Thank you so much, together we are making a difference ๐Ÿ›ถโ €
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Our safe haven โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ›ถ
04/12/2021

Our safe haven โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ›ถ

Our safe haven โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ›ถ

Apprentices learning On The Water Skills - itโ€™s so important to be confident and in control when on the water! Spring ha...
04/01/2021

Apprentices learning On The Water Skills - itโ€™s so important to be confident and in control when on the water! Spring has officially sprung here on the Potomac River โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ
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#apprenticeprogram #boating #onthewater #nonprofit #woodworking #boatrestoration #safetyfirst #oldtownalexandria #dmv #dmvsmallbusiness #localyouth #extrodinaryalx #

Apprentices learning On The Water Skills - itโ€™s so important to be confident and in control when on the water! Spring has officially sprung here on the Potomac River โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ
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#apprenticeprogram #boating #onthewater #nonprofit #woodworking #boatrestoration #safetyfirst #oldtownalexandria #dmv #dmvsmallbusiness #localyouth #extrodinaryalx #

03/29/2021

We are loving the warmer weather here down at the boathouse! โ˜€๏ธโš“๏ธ still workinโ€™ hard ๐Ÿงฐ

One of our Apprentices, Nate, routing a chamfered edge on a table top for a fundraiser ๐Ÿคฉ #nicework #woodworking #apprent...
03/24/2021

One of our Apprentices, Nate, routing a chamfered edge on a table top for a fundraiser ๐Ÿคฉ #nicework #woodworking #apprenticeship

One of our Apprentices, Nate, routing a chamfered edge on a table top for a fundraiser ๐Ÿคฉ #nicework #woodworking #apprenticeship

03/15/2021

โฃDanielle is currently working for the @tallshipprovidence Foundation after completing her apprenticeship with us at The Seaport Foundation! She has just been invited back for a second interview at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a boat building position! This is what hard work and dedication to a bright future looks like, and we are so proud of her!! ๐Ÿค
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#proud #gogirl #supportlocal #nonprofit #youth #safehaven #woodworking #workshop #craftsmanship #theotherdc #alexandriava #visitalx #loveva #historicvirgina #history #boatbuilding

03/04/2021

๐Ÿ›ถ in real life! โ €
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#nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #alexandriava #visitalexandriava #woodworking #boatlife #handcrafted #woodworker #youthempowerment #safehaven #giveback

Today we are clamping some laminated Nesting Chair legs to the bending jig ๐Ÿงฐ #woodworking #nonprofit
02/24/2021

Today we are clamping some laminated Nesting Chair legs to the bending jig ๐Ÿงฐ #woodworking #nonprofit

THANK YOU THANK YOU! To everyone who made our first virtual charity event a smashing success!! From all the help behind ...
02/15/2021

THANK YOU THANK YOU! To everyone who made our first virtual charity event a smashing success!! From all the help behind the scenes, to our beautiful hosts, the Apprentices, and each and every one of you who donated ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค We would not be able to make this change in our community without you all. Cheers to many more! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Apprentices are working hard getting our gift bags ready for Be Mine On The water this Thursday evening ๐Ÿ’˜ This is our 45...
02/10/2021

Apprentices are working hard getting our gift bags ready for Be Mine On The water this Thursday evening ๐Ÿ’˜ This is our 45 min virtual charity event with a live auction, local entertainment and DELICIOUS wine and chocolate ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿซ The link is in our bio if you want to join the fun!

We are honored to share that Forbes has written a wonderful & insightful article all about us here at the Alexandria Sea...
02/08/2021

We are honored to share that Forbes has written a wonderful & insightful article all about us here at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation ๐Ÿคโ € click here to read it: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcowen/2021/02/08/a-time-honored-trade-is-keeping-youth-afloat-during-covid-19/?sh=26bb82985a93
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"A floating Northern Virginia workshop has been throwing lifelines to disconnected youth since 1992 and may be just the type of solution communities need for the tidal wave of troubled kids that will likely spring from our current national disaster...โ€

We are honored to share that Forbes has written a wonderful & insightful article all about us here at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation ๐Ÿคโ € click here to read it: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimcowen/2021/02/08/a-time-honored-trade-is-keeping-youth-afloat-during-covid-19/?sh=26bb82985a93
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"A floating Northern Virginia workshop has been throwing lifelines to disconnected youth since 1992 and may be just the type of solution communities need for the tidal wave of troubled kids that will likely spring from our current national disaster...โ€

Not even ice & snow will stop our Apprentices from coming into the workshop to learn! ๐Ÿช“๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ› 
02/01/2021

Not even ice & snow will stop our Apprentices from coming into the workshop to learn! ๐Ÿช“๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ› 

Not even ice & snow will stop our Apprentices from coming into the workshop to learn! ๐Ÿช“๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ› 

Please join us Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm for a fun filled, virtual event! ๐Ÿ’— Enjoy an exceptional bottle of wine f...
01/26/2021

Please join us Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm for a fun filled, virtual event! ๐Ÿ’— Enjoy an exceptional bottle of wine from BRUT, delicious gourmet chocolate, local entertainment and a fabulous live auction! โ €
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You can click the link below for all the deets & to purchase tickets ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰

https://givergy.us/ASF/?controller=home

Please join us Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm for a fun filled, virtual event! ๐Ÿ’— Enjoy an exceptional bottle of wine from BRUT, delicious gourmet chocolate, local entertainment and a fabulous live auction! โ €
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You can click the link below for all the deets & to purchase tickets ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰

https://givergy.us/ASF/?controller=home

01/15/2021

Seaport apprentices take pride in all they do...including keeping our spot on the river tidy! ๐Ÿ›ถ๐ŸŽฃ

Working together to build one of our coveted nesting chairs.๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿงฐ We use an assembly jig to make sure everything is square,...
01/14/2021

Working together to build one of our coveted nesting chairs.๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿงฐ We use an assembly jig to make sure everything is square, tight, and even.

#nonprofit #assemblyjig #teamwork #safehaven #nestingchairs #community

Working together to build one of our coveted nesting chairs.๐Ÿช‘๐Ÿงฐ We use an assembly jig to make sure everything is square, tight, and even.

#nonprofit #assemblyjig #teamwork #safehaven #nestingchairs #community

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but because of the love & support of this community we made it...
01/04/2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but because of the love & support of this community we made it! Our Apprentices spent A LOT of time restoring the wood on this beauty and itโ€™s almost complete! โ›ดโš“๏ธ๐Ÿ› 
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#nonprofit #oldtownalexandria #woodrestoration #boatrestoration #woodworking #apprenticeprogram #community #newyear #support #water #boating #tools #blm #safehaven #supportlocalyouth #giveback #thankyou

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but because of the love & support of this community we made it! Our Apprentices spent A LOT of time restoring the wood on this beauty and itโ€™s almost complete! โ›ดโš“๏ธ๐Ÿ› 
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#nonprofit #oldtownalexandria #woodrestoration #boatrestoration #woodworking #apprenticeprogram #community #newyear #support #water #boating #tools #blm #safehaven #supportlocalyouth #giveback #thankyou

From large planks of walnut lumber to this amazing handcrafted cutting board ๐Ÿคฉ So proud of our Apprentices and the work ...
12/23/2020

From large planks of walnut lumber to this amazing handcrafted cutting board ๐Ÿคฉ So proud of our Apprentices and the work they have done!
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#woodworking #handmade #visitalxva #nonprofit #community #wood #walnutwood #cuttingboard #cheeseboard #supportlocal #youth #apprenticeship

From large planks of walnut lumber to this amazing handcrafted cutting board ๐Ÿคฉ So proud of our Apprentices and the work they have done!
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#woodworking #handmade #visitalxva #nonprofit #community #wood #walnutwood #cuttingboard #cheeseboard #supportlocal #youth #apprenticeship

December has been a crazy month for us so far, and we are  so thankful for the amount of holiday orders we received. Our...
12/15/2020

December has been a crazy month for us so far, and we are so thankful for the amount of holiday orders we received. Our amazing apprentices are helping every step of the way! ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿงฐโš™๏ธ

Have you ever seen a better quality cheese board!? ๐Ÿคค These custom cutting boards, handcrafted by our apprentices, are a ...
12/03/2020

Have you ever seen a better quality cheese board!? ๐Ÿคค These custom cutting boards, handcrafted by our apprentices, are a fabulous holiday gift and make for the perfect wine night in! ๐Ÿทโ €
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You can place an order for a custom board & wine glasses on our website, or by emailing [email protected] Thank you for supporting us! ๐Ÿ˜Šโ €
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#woodworking #handmade #cheeseboard #wood #winenight๐Ÿท #cuttingboard #nonprofit #community #woodwork #woodshop #carpentry

Today is #GivingTuesday! The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a safe haven for local youth because of YOU and your suppo...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday! The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is a safe haven for local youth because of YOU and your support! We are able to make a difference and keep our Apprentice Program alive because of every single donation - no amount is too small! THANK YOU!! These kids mean everything to us and together we are making a positive impact on this wonderful community! Please visit our website if you would like to learn more about our mission. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿค๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ› 

HAPPY MONDAY! We hope everyone had an amazing & safe Thanksgiving. We love every opportunity to show our Apprentices we ...
11/30/2020

HAPPY MONDAY! We hope everyone had an amazing & safe Thanksgiving. We love every opportunity to show our Apprentices we are thankful to be part of their lives ๐Ÿ’š Weโ€™re also always so thankful for our amazing community & supporters.

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!)
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You can fill out an order form on our website & we will be at the Old Town Farmers Market tomorrow morning!
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#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 futuresโ€
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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. ๐Ÿ’š
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#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: โ €
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Meeting ID: 985 254 7593โ €
Passcode: 100

We took a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaelโ€™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. Michaelโ€™s, MD. It was great to see skills taught at the Seaport Foundation applied in a new setting. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ›ถ
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#nonprofit #woodworking #boat #preservation #chesapeakebay #maritime #culture #history #community

We are making a difference, and proud to be doing so. โ €Our apprentices have been hard at work and we canโ€™t wait to share...
10/28/2020

We are making a difference, and proud to be doing so.
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Our apprentices have been hard at work and we canโ€™t wait to share what weโ€™ve been up to! ๐Ÿ›ถ
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Make sure to check out the link in our bio to learn more about what we do & how we are positively impacting this community. โ €
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#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!
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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#alexandriavirginia #givingbacktothecommunity #woodworking #craftsmanship #nonprofit #water #floatingdock #boathouse #makeadifference #safehaven #blm

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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

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Does anyone know who could manufacture an approx. 63x40 foot floating platform on which we can build a workshop-house for the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and its At-risk youth apprentice program. We are looking to build a second floating facility to be moored next to its existing Seaport Center 1 at the Old Town Alexandria Potomac waterfront. Harald Mangold, Board Member Alexandriaseaport.org
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 :)