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Community Programs

VSRF supports many community initiatives, and has many volunteers who actively participate in various outreach activities across Hampton Roads. From hosting tours for students, teachers, and guidance counselors to see what goes on beyond the gates of a shipyard, to visiting schools and participating in career and community events, the Foundation has an ever-expanding outreach. The Foundation also works closely with educational institutions, workforce centers, and other organizations geared toward engaging students in such as Nauticus and the Mariner's Museum and other organizations geared towards engaging students in Maritime knowledge and career options.

Some of our partners include:

Access College Foundation

Elizabeth River Project

The Learning Barge


The Mariner's Museum

Opportunity, Inc.

Peninsula Center for Workforce Development (PCFWD)