Alexandria Seaport Foundation…

Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Building Boats…Building Lives

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.

Full-time apprentices earn their GED and prepare for a career in the building trades. After school apprentices learn job and life skills as they prepare for further education or to enter the workforce. We also run an after school program four days a week between 4:00 and 6:00, extending into a full time summer program.

The latest additions to our program include an educational assistance program in the middle schools, using hands-on teaching methods to develop math skills and encourage engagement in school and Building To Teach, a train-the-trainers program intended to expand ASF teaching methods to a national audience.

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Donated Cars Needed
ASF is seeking donations of reliable used cars. Must be able to pass inspection with minimal repairs. Donors can deduct the full market value. Contact the ASF office at 703-549-7078 or asfoffice@alexandriaseaport.org.

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Mission and History

Through the building and use of wooden boats, ASF helps young people turn their lives around and provides families, community groups and schools with meaningful educational, social and recreational experiences.  Since 1992, ASF’s primary focus has been a paid, work-based apprentice program serving DC, Maryland and Virginia. Here, disadvantaged youths from the ages of 18 –22 develop the discipline, self confidence, workshop and job skills necessary to find a meaningful place in the regular workforce. If necessary, they also earn their GED using ASF’s hands-on, contextual curriculum.

Apprentice Program

The work day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. at our 2 Duke St. Shop. Hours are divided between  the academic classroom and the workshop.  Apprentices are paid a bi-weekly stipend after the completion of a three-week trial period and earn periodic bonuses for completion of set program goals.  Applicants who enter the program are given an initial unpaid three-week screening period during which they may choose to drop out without prejudice (i.e., they may apply for readmission at a later time and be considered without prejudice.) A bonus is paid tor those who successfully complete the trial period.

The hands-on, GED curriculum introduces the necessary concepts and skills through the experience of working in a wooden boat shop and training for a career in the building trades or other opportunities that present themselves. Job readiness skills are a primary focus of the program.
There are four full time employees and two part time employees at the Foundation as well as three part time contractors.

A large volunteer base contributes over 10,000 program hours annually.  Apprentices work side by side with staff and volunteers who often are the most reliable adults in their lives.  These adults are on hand to assist the apprentices in dealing with issues concerning the court system, city agencies, DMV, procurement of automobiles, and/or personal problems which they may find difficult to address.
The Alexandria Seaport Foundation provides solutions for risk factors such as criminal records, gang affiliation, anger management, refugees status, and learning disabilities. Staff and volunteers provide whatever means necessary to address these challenges.

The After School Apprentice Program

The After School Boatbuilding Apprenticeship Program is modeled after the full time apprenticeship program and operates during the summer and after-schoo for youth between 16 and 18 identified as at-risk for dropping out of school and/or with low math test scores. Summer apprentices work full-time; after-school apprentices work four times each week between 4:00 and 6:00 pm in the ASF workshop and classroom.

These students have the opportunity to remain in the program until they graduate from high school, as long as they successfully complete projects, pass classes, and learn the “soft” skills required to maintain a job.

There are currently openings available. If interested in applying, please fill out the application below, indicating interest in the after school program and fax it to 703-566-3416. For more specific questions, please call Howell Crim at 571-259-3432.

Applying for the Full Time Apprentice Program

Applications are accepted at any time. To apply for the full time program, print and fill out the application (link to a pdf copy, below).  You may submit it ahead of time or bring it the day of the mandatory pretest.

Mandatory GED pretests are held the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 am at the Wolfe St. Classroom (just beyond the 2 Duke St. Shop) and other times as arranged with Darius Ligon, the Academic Instructor. Call 703-399-1899 to schedule. Those who pass the pretest will be drug tested. Those who pass both the pretest and the drug test will come back for an interview on the third Thursday of the month, or a day of the instructors’ choosing, at 8:30 am at 2 Duke St.

Classes start roughly every two months.

Applications are accepted by mail and fax at:

Alexandria Seaport Foundation
P.O. Box 25036
Alexandria, VA  22313
Fax: 703-566-3182

Community and Family Boatbuilding is a unique opportunity to build your own Bevin’s Skiff rowboat — no experience neccesary!  The following materials will help you conduct your own community boatbuilding event, whether you plan to build one boat or many. The boat can be completed in two days.

Bevin’s Skiff Specifications:
Type: Skiff
Length: 12 ft
Width: 4.5 ft
Weight: 120 lbs.
Capacity: 3 persons or 450 lbs. and limitless fun!

Video: How To Run a Family Boat Building Event – 18 MB (WMV)

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Items Needed at the Event

Family Boatbuilding Examples

About the Bevin’s Skiff

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Volunteers and visitors can work on the current boat building project and swap stories. The second Tuesday of each month is a potluck dinner at the 2 Duke St. Shop, often with some live music and a presentation or liars’ bench.

Time: Tuesday evenings 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Place: Alexandria Seaport Center, 0 Thompson Alley or 2 Duke St. Shop, Old Town Alexandria, VA

For more information, contact us at 703-549-7078.

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Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

The Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization formed in 1997 in Washington, D.C. PAFC sponsors charitable, educational, cultural and emergency assistance projects to help improve the the quality of lives of people in our communities.

Mission Statement

PAFC’s mission is to improve and enrich the lives of people in our communities both in the United States and in the Philippines, especially the youth, senior citizens, and people who are at risk.

Our Goals

  • Provide funding support to community-based charitable organizations that advance the Foundation’s charitable mission and organizational goals.
  • Promote harmony in diversity through sponsorship of activities and events that advance multicultural education and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Create leadership opportunities and promote positive self-image among the youth.
  • Improve the quality of lives of senior citizens and other individuals who are at risk.
  • Foster the spirit of volunteerism and community building through projects that bring people together.
PAFC Meeting Group Photo

PAFC Meeting Group Photo

Gawad Kalinga…

Gawad Kalinga...

Community Building

Our Community Building program seeks to empower poor communities to become self-reliant and sustainable by building up its people, preparing their leaders and residents to eventually care for their own communities and capable of helping others as well.Why We Do This?A GK community, with one heart and one mind seeking the common good in the spirit of caring and sharing is the core business of GK. We are about empowering the community, building them up so that in the future they will be able to care for others.GK grew from its first GK Village in Bagong Silang to 2,000 communities to date, it became apparent that the strength of Gawad Kalingaas well as its major ingredient for success comes from building the community.The world witnessed the transformation of GK residents to an organized, self governing community, mentored by a team of committed community builders (formerly called community caretakers) who succeeded in witnessing the values of “padugo” (bleeding for the cause) and “bayanihan” (being heroes to one another) to the communities that they served.Our Community Building Program seeks to empower our partner beneficiaries (the Kapitbahayan) to become GK program implementers in their own communities and later on be GK’s partners in growing the movement towards nation building.

How We Do It?

Committed community builders build relationship with the residents in GK communities and organize them for self-governance and self-sufficiency.  We conduct regular community values formation and leadership training in GK communities.

Together with our community builders working closely with the GK residents, we build and fortify GK communities with our Community-Empowered 7-point vision in mind.

Each GK village aspires to become a model community that is:

1. A Faith Community where residents are free to practice their religious belief in an atmosphere of mutual respect and reverence.

2. A Peace Zone where neighbors live in harmony with each other and where conflicts are justly settled based on the higher principles of neighborly love and the common good.

3. A Tourist Spot where the sense of beauty and order is regarded as an indispensable part of dignified human dwelling.

4. A Productivity Center where the potential of human and natural resources are utilized to sustain the growth and development of the community.

5. An Environmentally Healthy Community where residents practice the principles of proper utilization and preservation of the environment.

6. An Empowered Community where individuals participate actively part in governing the daily life and activities of their village.

7. A Secured Community where residents are prepared to respond accordingly in the event of a natural or man-made calamity in order to preserve lives and property.

What You Can Do?

You can help us build GK communities by:

1.    Being part of the community building (community organizing) team in a GK community.
2.    Sponsoring and implementing leadership trainings for leaders of the GK community.
3.    Sponsoring and conducting team building activities for leaders and members of the GK Community.
4.    Sponsoring and conducting values formation sessions for a GK community.

Interested in volunteering for Community Building?  Please email us at: gkcombuild@gmail.com

Gawad Kalinga...

Gawad Kalinga…

Our Vision and Mission 

Gawad Kalinga 

Building communities to end poverty.

OUR VISION.
Gawad Kalinga is building a nation

empowered by people with faith and patriotism;

a nation made up of caring and sharing communities,

dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity.

OUR MISSION.

Ending poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024:

Land for the Landless. 

Homes for the Homeless

Food for the Hungry.

7 Point Vision

Each GK village aspires to become a model community that is:A Faith Community where residents are free to practice their religious belief in an atmosphere of mutual respect and reverence.A Peace Zone where neighbors live in harmony with each other and where conflicts are justly settled based on the higher principles of neighborly love and the common good.A Tourist Spot where the sense of beauty and order is regarded as an indispensable part of dignified human dwelling.A Productivity Center where the potential of human and natural resources are utilized to sustain the growth and development of the community.An Environmentally Healthy Community where residents practice the principles of proper utilization and preservation of the environment.

An Empowered Community where individuals participate actively part in governing the daily life and activities of their village.

A Secured Community where residents are prepared to respond accordingly in the event of a natural or man-made calamity in order to preserve lives and property.

Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga...
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Gawad Kalinga is building a nation empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a nation made up of caring and sharing communities, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity.Our MISSION:
To end poverty for 5 million poor families.
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Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC)

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The Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization formed in 1997 in Washington, D.C. PAFC sponsors charitable, educational, cultural and emergency assistance projects to help improve the the quality of lives of people in our communities.

Mission Statement

PAFC’s mission is to improve and enrich the lives of people in our communities both in the United States and in the Philippines, especially the youth, senior citizens, and people who are at risk.

Our Goals

  • Provide funding support to community-based charitable organizations that advance the Foundation’s charitable mission and organizational goals.
  • Promote harmony in diversity through sponsorship of activities and events that advance multicultural education and cross-cultural understanding.
  • Create leadership opportunities and promote positive self-image among the youth.
  • Improve the quality of lives of senior citizens and other individuals who are at risk.
  • Foster the spirit of volunteerism and community building through projects that bring people together.
PAFC Meeting Group Photo

PAFC Meeting Group Photo

 

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