Recent News

Sep 25 2017

Dreams Realized at East Lake’s Drew Charter School

Golf Channel talks with Tom Cousins to learn more about the transformation at East Lake, including the success of Drew Charter School's first-ever graduating class.
Sep 24 2017

The code to success

Sometimes the story of neighborhood revitalization is best told through one of its residents. The East Lake Foundation and its mission to transform the East Lake community becomes clear when … Continue Reading →

Party on the Green

Inaugural Event Raises $480,000 for Early Childhood Education

The East Lake Foundation’s inaugural Party on the Green, held on April 29, 2017 at East Lake Golf Club, raised more than $470,000 to support the early childhood education initiative in the East Lake community. The event, presented by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, honored the legacy of Tom and Ann Cousins for their vision and commitment to breaking cycle of poverty in Atlanta’s East Lake community and across the country through Purpose Built Communities now working in 15 additional cities.

Entrepreneurship

Start:ME East Lake Graduates Third Cohort

Start Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) East Lake is proud to graduate the third cohort to participate in this intensive 14-week accelerator program for promising micro-entrepreneurs. The Start:ME Showcase is scheduled for May 4th at Agnes Scott College from 5:30 -8:30 pm. Learn more

The First Tee ® of East Lake

Drew Students Selected as The First Tee ® Scholars

Congratulations to Drew Charter School Golf Team Members Simone Obleton, Nydia Milton, and John Ali for being selected The First Tee Scholars! The First Tee Scholars Program, one of the highest awards in the network, is provided to participants who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Learn more

Drew Charter School

Elementary Academy Certified as Official STEAM School by the Georgia Department of Education

Drew Charter School Elementary Academy has been certified as an official Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) School by the Georgia Department of Education. Drew is the first school in the city of Atlanta to receive this designation, which was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in STEAM. Learn more