Alexandria Seaport Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$34,805 raised by 187 donors

Through the building and use of wooden boats, the Alexandria Seaport Foundation helps at-risk young people turn their lives around, providing them the job skills, social skills, and educational tools needed to become responsible citizens.

Apprentice Program

Apprentice Testimonies:

"The Seaport Foundation has given me a chance for redemption in a really bad situation.  It puts one in a position to create a positive life for himself."

                                                 -Current Apprentice 


"Alexandria Seaport Foundation has helped me become the best version of myself."

                                                  -Current Apprentice


"ASF has provided me the environment I needed to succeed...a safe haven in which to make progress."

                                                   -Current Apprentice


"The Seaport Foundation has helped me more than I could have ever known.  I was given hope when I had none; I was given purpose when I had none.  I was given a chance when I thought I had used the last of them up."

                                                 -Graduate Apprentice

"All I can say is 'thank you' to the people at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation for never giving up on me and giving me the opportunity to grow as a person and a worker."

                                          -Graduate Apprentice


"When I first came to Seaport I was in and out of trouble doing drugs, running the streets. I didn't care how other people felt about me or what they thought.  ASF helped me stay focused on the things I needed to do to better myself and actually be someone in life.  It took a lot of hard work and dedication from me and Seaport, but it paid off."

                                              -Graduate Apprentice

Middle School Math Program


  • 98% of participants meet program goals.
  • 87% of participants in ASF's Middle School Math Program improve in math.
  • Project-based learning engages students who have not been successful in traditional classroom settings
  • Success in math translates to success in other academic subjects.

National Recognition and Awards 

  • CNN Giving in Focus
  • NBC Making a Difference
  • CBS Evening News
  • Washingtonian
  • Catalogue for Philanthropy
  • Alexandria Philanthropy Summit (2009) Nonprofit Leader of the Year

It costs $35,000 to put one apprentice through our seven-month program. The success of ASF's programs relies upon contributions from individual donors, corporations, foundations and government grants.


Organization Data


Organization name

Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Tax id (EIN)



PO BOX 25036 Location - 0 Thompson's Alley