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.

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.

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HAPPY #givingtuesday 👋 As you all know, our goal in the Apprentice Program is to provide vulnerable young people the too...
11/30/2021

HAPPY #givingtuesday 👋 As you all know, our goal in the Apprentice Program is to provide vulnerable young people the tools they need to take charge of their lives. 🤍 We are able to make such a positive impact on this community because of our amazing team… but more importantly, our supporters who make our vision a reality! Through your generosity we are able to expand, bring on more Apprentices, provide uniforms, educate & SO MUCH MORE! We could not be more thankful. Please click this link if you would like to support us on #givingtuesday ✨ Thank you!!!! - https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/AlexandriaSeaportFoundation

#nonprofit #oldtownalexandria #givingseason #woodworking

HAPPY #givingtuesday 👋 As you all know, our goal in the Apprentice Program is to provide vulnerable young people the tools they need to take charge of their lives. 🤍 We are able to make such a positive impact on this community because of our amazing team… but more importantly, our supporters who make our vision a reality! Through your generosity we are able to expand, bring on more Apprentices, provide uniforms, educate & SO MUCH MORE! We could not be more thankful. Please click this link if you would like to support us on #givingtuesday ✨ Thank you!!!! - https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/AlexandriaSeaportFoundation

#nonprofit #oldtownalexandria #givingseason #woodworking

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with family & loved ones 🥧🤍 check out this spread on our favorite custom cu...
11/29/2021

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with family & loved ones 🥧🤍 check out this spread on our favorite custom cutting boards - handcrafted by our Apprentices!

#handmade #woodworking #handcrafted #nonprofit

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend with family & loved ones 🥧🤍 check out this spread on our favorite custom cutting boards - handcrafted by our Apprentices!

#handmade #woodworking #handcrafted #nonprofit

Today we had our Annual Seaport Thanksgiving Feast!  This community is everything 🦃❤️🦃 #thankful
11/23/2021

Today we had our Annual Seaport Thanksgiving Feast!  This community is everything 🦃❤️🦃 #thankful

End of day affirmations with our Apprentices ✨#nonprofit #affirmations #happyfriday #woodworking #safehaven
11/19/2021

End of day affirmations with our Apprentices ✨

#nonprofit #affirmations #happyfriday #woodworking #safehaven

End of day affirmations with our Apprentices ✨

#nonprofit #affirmations #happyfriday #woodworking #safehaven

11/16/2021

Joy, our Apprentice Program Director is THE BEST! She radiates positivity - even during clean up! 🤍😂🧹

Today one of our extremely generous & wise volunteers, Pete Johnson, taught a lesson on Oceanography 🌊 Thank you!
11/12/2021

Today one of our extremely generous & wise volunteers, Pete Johnson, taught a lesson on Oceanography 🌊 Thank you!

Check out that toolbox! 🧰 Almost complete!#woodworking #toolbox #handcrafted #nonprofit
11/10/2021

Check out that toolbox! 🧰 Almost complete!

#woodworking #toolbox #handcrafted #nonprofit

Check out that toolbox! 🧰 Almost complete!

#woodworking #toolbox #handcrafted #nonprofit

Weekly community cleanup! Apprentices learning to be stewards of their community 🤍☀️🌎#givingback #nonprofit #community #...
11/08/2021

Weekly community cleanup! Apprentices learning to be stewards of their community 🤍☀️🌎

#givingback #nonprofit #community #dmv

We are lucky to have such a strong leader here at the Seaport Foundation! Kathy pours her heart into our mission 🤍 She l...
11/05/2021

We are lucky to have such a strong leader here at the Seaport Foundation! Kathy pours her heart into our mission 🤍 She loves to share our work & exciting plans for the future with the community 👏

We are lucky to have such a strong leader here at the Seaport Foundation! Kathy pours her heart into our mission 🤍 She loves to share our work & exciting plans for the future with the community 👏

HAPPY NOVEMBER! This month we are all about COMMITMENT - to each other and ourselves 🤍🤎🖤
11/04/2021

HAPPY NOVEMBER! This month we are all about COMMITMENT - to each other and ourselves 🤍🤎🖤

HAPPY NOVEMBER! This month we are all about COMMITMENT - to each other and ourselves 🤍🤎🖤

Last week we had so much fun with our local Sea Scouts! They took out our Gig Boat dressed for Halloween!!👻
11/02/2021

Last week we had so much fun with our local Sea Scouts! They took out our Gig Boat dressed for Halloween!!👻

If you look closely you can see our Seaport Center in the background with water rising over the railings! 😱Boats are sec...
10/29/2021

If you look closely you can see our Seaport Center in the background with water rising over the railings! 😱Boats are secured and our Apprentices had an early start to the weekend. Stay safe everyone! 💧

If you look closely you can see our Seaport Center in the background with water rising over the railings! 😱Boats are secured and our Apprentices had an early start to the weekend. Stay safe everyone! 💧

Today Kathy, our Executive Director, gave her first class on nutrition & healthy eating to our Apprentices! Our goal is ...
10/27/2021

Today Kathy, our Executive Director, gave her first class on nutrition & healthy eating to our Apprentices!

Our goal is to give our Apprentices the knowledge & confidence to accomplish their dreams - and a healthy body & mind is a great place to start!

We love when our Apprentices get the chance to create things for our community because it adds purpose & meaning into th...
10/26/2021

We love when our Apprentices get the chance to create things for our community because it adds purpose & meaning into the project 🤍 Today our Apprentices are working on building a podium for the local @patagoniaoldtown store. They host community events in their beautiful space, and this handcrafted podium should make the perfect addition!🔨

#handcrafted #woodworking #build #patagonia #oldtownalexandria #woodcarving #nonprofit

10/20/2021

A beautiful day for one of our Apprentices, Zaria, to sit outside and work on making a toolbox. This project focuses on developing key woodworking skills & attention to detail! 🪚🧰

#woodworking #toolbox #nonprofit #attentiontodetail #focus #woodcarving #boatbuilding #visitalexva

Woodworking skills sure come in handy when it comes to pumpkin carving! 🪚🎃
10/16/2021

Woodworking skills sure come in handy when it comes to pumpkin carving! 🪚🎃

Woodworking skills sure come in handy when it comes to pumpkin carving! 🪚🎃

We had such a fun time this past weekend at @odbocce Second Annual Bocce Tournament!! Thank you so much for supporting u...
10/07/2021

We had such a fun time this past weekend at @odbocce Second Annual Bocce Tournament!! Thank you so much for supporting us here at The Foundation! 🤍

#playforacause #bocceball #bocce #nonprofitwork #dmv #tournament #youth

HAPPY OCTOBER 🎃 Each month we give our Aprrentices a “word of the month” that we believe is crucial in our curriculum & ...
10/05/2021

HAPPY OCTOBER 🎃 Each month we give our Aprrentices a “word of the month” that we believe is crucial in our curriculum & life! This month our word is BUILD 🤍🤍

HAPPY OCTOBER 🎃 Each month we give our Aprrentices a “word of the month” that we believe is crucial in our curriculum & life! This month our word is BUILD 🤍🤍

09/29/2021

Hi everyone! 👋 This gorgeous Chesapeake Lightcraft needs a new home - for any interested boater/woodworker looking to put finishing touches on this boat. All parts are included as well as the instruction manual. The value is $1500, but we would appreciate a contribution of any amount in exchange! Please contact [email protected] for more info! 🛶🤍

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Duck Boat Race! This event is possible thanks to Peter Kellogg, a longtime suppor...
09/22/2021

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Duck Boat Race! This event is possible thanks to Peter Kellogg, a longtime supporter of us at the Seaport Foundation. The Duck Boat Race is always a great place for us to meet other non-profits who also use boats & boat building to reach young people! 🤍⚓️🛶

You can read all about this year's race here: https://www.jerseyshoreonline.com/brick/duck-boats-race-out-of-barnegat-bays-past/

#duckboat #boatclub #sailing #nonprofit #boathouse #boatrestoration

We’re so glad we had the opportunity to sit down and connect with our wonderful volunteers this week. We took the time t...
09/15/2021

We’re so glad we had the opportunity to sit down and connect with our wonderful volunteers this week. We took the time to catch up & discuss where the Foundation is headed (exciting things coming!) Kathy perfectly summed up the relationship between our apprentices and volunteers by saying “You never see one generation bonding so closely with another one - and it’s a really beautiful thing”.

Thank you to everyone who supports us in making a positive impact on our youth!

Happy Monday! Bryce is leading Zach in a woodworking project & is speeding through his first level of the curriculum! Ac...
09/13/2021

Happy Monday! Bryce is leading Zach in a woodworking project & is speeding through his first level of the curriculum! Acquiring new skills in record time 🪛🛠

#woodworking #mentorship #dmv #boatbuilding #nonprofitorganization

Happy Monday! Bryce is leading Zach in a woodworking project & is speeding through his first level of the curriculum! Acquiring new skills in record time 🪛🛠

#woodworking #mentorship #dmv #boatbuilding #nonprofitorganization

Mentoring relationships are SO powerful… life changing for many 🛶💚#mentor #nonprofit #wisdom #woodworking #safehaven #gu...
09/10/2021

Mentoring relationships are SO powerful… life changing for many 🛶💚

#mentor #nonprofit #wisdom #woodworking #safehaven #guidance

Mentoring relationships are SO powerful… life changing for many 🛶💚

#mentor #nonprofit #wisdom #woodworking #safehaven #guidance

It’s always so wonderful when our amazing donors stop by 👋 Thank you, Susie, for coming in & donating this boat building...
09/03/2021

It’s always so wonderful when our amazing donors stop by 👋 Thank you, Susie, for coming in & donating this boat building book 😊🛶

We hope eveyone has a fun & safe holiday weekend 🇺🇸🛠🪛

#labordayweekend #donation #nonprofit #boatbuilding #safehaven #safespace #woodworking #boatrestoration

It’s always so wonderful when our amazing donors stop by 👋 Thank you, Susie, for coming in & donating this boat building book 😊🛶

We hope eveyone has a fun & safe holiday weekend 🇺🇸🛠🪛

#labordayweekend #donation #nonprofit #boatbuilding #safehaven #safespace #woodworking #boatrestoration

THANK YOU @vipalxmag for featuring the Foundation’s important work this month - we are honored! “There are very few prog...
08/26/2021

THANK YOU @vipalxmag for featuring the Foundation’s important work this month - we are honored!

“There are very few programs for this age group, as many consider them to be adults— yet when apprentices come to the Seaport Foundation, they lack the majority of tools necessary to navigate the adult world. We provide them with these important skills and guide them as they learn to break the cycle of dependency and become productive, happy members of their community.”

Click here to read the full article: https://issuu.com/vipalxmag/docs/vip-aug21/s/12938364 💚🛶

THANK YOU @vipalxmag for featuring the Foundation’s important work this month - we are honored!

“There are very few programs for this age group, as many consider them to be adults— yet when apprentices come to the Seaport Foundation, they lack the majority of tools necessary to navigate the adult world. We provide them with these important skills and guide them as they learn to break the cycle of dependency and become productive, happy members of their community.”

Click here to read the full article: https://issuu.com/vipalxmag/docs/vip-aug21/s/12938364 💚🛶

08/23/2021

A little glimpse of what this year has looked like so far - building boats & building lives 💚🛶 We sure do have fun!

Not a bad office view… ⚓️🛶😍#nonprofit #workshop #boatlife #woodworking #boatrestoration #boating #youthgoals #givebackto...
08/17/2021

Not a bad office view… ⚓️🛶😍

#nonprofit #workshop #boatlife #woodworking #boatrestoration #boating #youthgoals #givebacktothecommunity

The 2nd Annual Old Dominion Bocce Tournament, benefiting Seaport, is officially open for registration! The tournament is...
08/09/2021

The 2nd Annual Old Dominion Bocce Tournament, benefiting Seaport, is officially open for registration! The tournament is open to teams of all skill levels and will take place at Belle Haven Country Club. We are delighted & thankful to be part of this! You won’t want to miss this 🏆

#dmv #bocceball #bocce #playforacause

The 2nd Annual Old Dominion Bocce Tournament, benefiting Seaport, is officially open for registration! The tournament is open to teams of all skill levels and will take place at Belle Haven Country Club. We are delighted & thankful to be part of this! You won’t want to miss this 🏆

#dmv #bocceball #bocce #playforacause

A huge part of our Apprentice Program is helping our students identify their strengths & passions while giving them the ...
08/04/2021

A huge part of our Apprentice Program is helping our students identify their strengths & passions while giving them the tools to turn those passions into careers. As a team, we use our personal & professional relationships to help connect our Apprentices to different Industries. From culinary jobs to medical - we will help wherever we can!

Just this past week one of our amazing apprentices, David, passed his GED and signed new hire paperwork at Tech Painting Co! At 17 years old he holds a professional position with full benefits & 401K plan. We are BEYOND PROUD to see success take place before our very eyes. GO DAVID!! 🎓💼

#woodworking #apprentice #woodcarving #success #successful #mentorship #entrepreneurs #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipcoach #leader #nonprofit #givingbac

07/29/2021

📣 OPEN ENROLLMENT 📣 Are you ready for a challenge? ASF’s Apprentice Program uses the craft of woodworking and traditional boatbuilding as an immersive experience that teaches technical skills and the habits of mind, needed for success in employment and adulthood! Apprentices work alongside experienced woodworkers, carpenters, boatbuilders and mentors who teach and challenge them each day.

If you or someone you know would like to apply please email [email protected] 😊

Nothing better than shopping and giving back! 💚 Thank you @comfortoneshoes! You can shop in-store or online via the link...
07/23/2021

Nothing better than shopping and giving back! 💚 Thank you @comfortoneshoes! You can shop in-store or online via the link on our profile! 😊

Nothing better than shopping and giving back! 💚 Thank you @comfortoneshoes! You can shop in-store or online via the link on our profile! 😊

07/22/2021

Hi Friends! We are conducting an “Interest Meeting” this evening at 6:00 pm at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St. Alexandria, VA 22314)

We are accepting new enrollees for the month of August and will be taking applications on the spot this evening. Anyone is welcome to stop by. Additionally, If you would like to apply online please email [email protected]

Thank you!! 😃

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⛳️ It Turned Out to Be a PARfect Day, We couldn't be more appreciative for our fantastic members and our amazing sponsors for making this a fun, memorable tournament! Even when you were soaked and cold, you all had a smile on your face's and made the best of it. We also couldn’t be more proud of the donation we were able to give to The Alexandria Seaport Foundation. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation serves 16-22 year-olds who need a new start. They provide a safe haven for youth to learn career and life skills through one-on-one mentoring, personalized instruction, and project-based learning. We would also like to give a huge thank you to The Old Hickory Golf Club for having us. The Old Hickory Golf Club was outstanding and very accommodating. The food was great, the course was immaculate and most of all the staff couldn't have been more warm, welcoming, and courteous. All in all a great outing for everyone and we hope to see you all again next year!!!🤞 For more information on The Old Hickory Golf Club please click the link below. https://www.golfoldhickory.com/ For more information on The Alexandria Seaport Foundation please click the link below. https://alexandriaseaport.org/about-us/ ***Special Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors*** Barrons Lumber Company, Echo Electric Co., Inc Ferguson, TW Perry, Cambria, Alair Homes Arlington, Kleppinger Design Group, Inc., Marks-Woods Construction Services, Architessa, Jerry's Paint & Wallpaper Center, Sherwin-Williams, Braemar Cabinetry, BehrPaint, Wolf Home Products, Croessmann & Westberg, P.C., Yuck Old Paint
Well played, PRO members! Congratulations to the first place winner of our tournament at Old Hickory Golf Club: Team BehrPaint. Team Regal Paint Centers came in second, and Team Cambria was a close third! We were so thrilled to be able to make a sizable donation to the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. They're doing such important work training the workforce of tomorrow! #golf #charity #networking #doinggood #remodeler #remodeling #generalcontractor #renovation #homedesign #homeremodel #dreamhome #home #architecture #interiordesigner #homestyle #house #renovation #homeimprovement #design #contractor #homerenovation #homeremodeling
Did you know your registration for our golf tournament at Old Hickory Golf Club on June 22 includes all this? * Pre-Game Continental Breakfast * Post-Game Awards Dinner Networking Reception * Driving Range * Adult & Regular Beverages * Goodie Bag & Prizes Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Register here: http://bit.ly/PROgolf A special shout out for our Title and Eagle sponsors: Barrons Lumber Company Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Echo Electric, LLC TW Perry
Hear from Kathy Seifert of Alexandria Seaport Foundation on their goals for #Spring2ACTion.
Kathy Seifert of Alexandria Seaport Foundation shares how #Spring2ACTion has changed the young lives of so many under their charter. #ResilientALX2021
The Alexandria Seaport Foundation is going virtual this Thursday, February 11, for a fun-filled evening to celebrate L-O-V-E and your LOVE of the Seaport Foundation! Tickets are $150 per couple and include delicious wine, fine chocolate, local talent, and a fabulous live auction in support of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Each ticket comes with a wonderful gift bag to be enjoyed during the event! Gift bags can be picked up at the Seaport office, or delivered for an additional $20. Buy your tickets here: https://givergy.us/ASF/?controller=tickets
Great to see the amazing Alexandria Seaport Foundation receive a nod from Forbes recognizing the life-saving work they do every day.
We’re proud of our involvement and support of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Their NOVA workshop has been a lifeline to disconnected youth and may be just the type of solution communities need for the tidal wave of troubled kids that will likely come from this pandemic. Learn more about how the ASF is making an impact here:
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