Apprentice Program Highlighted in Forbes Magazine

We are thrilled to be highlighted in Forbes.com! Take a few moments to read about how we’re meeting needs during COVID.


A Time-Honored Trade is Keeping Youth Afloat During COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

In keeping with Phase 3 of Virginia’s public health requirements, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation has reopened the Seaport Center for apprentice learning. Our staff members and board chair have completed the Alexandria Health Department’s ALX Promise training, and we are implementing strict social distancing, wearing of masks, and daily health and temperature checks of all staff, apprentices, and volunteers.

For everyone’s safety, we are not accepting visitors to the Seaport Center at this time.

We continue to teach our apprentices the lessons of patience, resilience, self-care, and keeping  perspective in this time of adversity. We also teach them to reflect on what they have and can give back to support community–everyone has something they can contribute. We ask you to give what you can to support our ongoing work.

Crafting Futures

With patience, time, and support, we equip our Apprentices with the skills and confidence they need to handcraft a new life.

Making an Impact

When our Apprentices succeed, they change their lives, improve their families, and impact our whole community.

Our Maritime History

The Seaport Foundation is a partner in highlighting Alexandria’s history as a “Port City” on the Potomac.

Join Our Crew!

Get involved with a group that’s making a difference for young people! We have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Wine on the Water POSTPONED

In light of the Coronavirus situation, our Wine on the Water fundraiser is postponed. We will share updated information as soon as we can when this health crisis is over.

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Benefiting the Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Saturday October 12, 2019

A Safe Haven in Which to Grow

The Need:

4.9 million youth ages 16-22 are neither in school nor employed (The Opportunity Index, 2017)

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73% of Seaport Foundation apprentices are court involved, not ready to work

For every unemployed youth, the value of lost wages, lost tax revenue, and added spending on social services costs $36,000 annually in Washington, DC.

(Two Futures Report, Social Science Research Council)

The Seaport Foundation Response:

A safe haven where youth can heal, grow, and become job-ready

Teachers and mentors who both challenge and nurture Apprentices

A guided path to new skills and a personally crafted future

Help Us Change Lives.
Make a Donation Today!

The Ripple Effect

Every year The Seaport Foundation:

Raises more than $450,000 in the community

Engages over 150 volunteers who give more than 4,500 hours

Teaches and mentors Alexandria’s highest need youth

Our goal? To improve the futures of Apprentices and their families, strengthen the community, and improve Alexandria’s future.

See Us At Work

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Seaport Foundation Stories

I am changing for the better

“I am changing for the better. Because of what I’m learning at the Seaport Foundation, I’m thinking of my future, and I’d like to become an electrician.”

-Brian Godoy-Fuentes, Apprentice

The ASF changes lives in big ways

“The Alexandria Seaport Foundation changes lives in big ways, and everyone has something they can offer to help.”

-Fred Geiger, Volunteer

Hope and Second Chances

“To me, the Seaport Foundation means hope and second chances.”

-Suzanne Mead, Volunteer