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Our Mission

The East Lake Foundation provides the tools for families of The Villages of East Lake and students of Drew Charter School to build a better life for themselves and future generations through education, mixed-income housing and community wellness.

Community Revitalization

The East Lake Foundation helps families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach of:

  • Cradle-to-College Education

    From birth through high school, East Lake children have access to high-quality learning experiences.  Studies show that the longer children stay in our programs, the more likely they are to excel.

    • Charles R. Drew Charter School serves over 1,200 students from Pre-K through grade nine
    • CREW (Creating Responsible, Educated, Working) Teens
    • Drew Charter School Office of Extended Services
    • Scholarship programs
    • East Lake Early Learning Academy at the East Lake YMCA
    • East Lake Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center
  • Mixed-income Housing

    At the center of the East Lake neighborhood are The Villages of East Lake, 542 market rate and affordable townhomes, villas and garden apartments.

    • Resident and Community Support Program provides economic stability and community engagement programs and activities.

     

  • Cradle-to-College Education

    From birth through high school, East Lake children have access to high-quality learning experiences.  Studies show that the longer children stay in our programs, the more likely they are to excel.

    • Charles R. Drew Charter School serves over 1,200 students from Pre-K through grade nine
    • CREW (Creating Responsible, Educated, Working) Teens
    • Drew Charter School Office of Extended Services
    • Scholarship programs
    • East Lake Early Learning Academy at the East Lake YMCA
    • East Lake Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center
  • Community Wellness

    Providing the tools to live a healthy lifestyle is an important feature in the East Lake model’s success.  From physical activity to fresh produce, East Lake residents have opportunities to grow and thrive.

    • East Lake Community Learning Garden and Urban Farm
    • The First Tee® of East Lake
    • East Lake Family YMCA
    • Charlie Yates Golf Course
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Upcoming Events

The Villages of East Lake Holiday Party

Saturday, December 20 - 11:00am to 2:00pmDrew Charter School Cafeteria Volunteer:  Volunteers needed for four-hour shifts from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  Activities include decorating the room, serving food, registration, helping with Santa photos and cleanup.  Cont

Dec. 20

2015 Brew Masters

Saturday, April 11 - SAVE THE DATE! Stay tuned for more details.

Apr. 11

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East Lake Foundation News

East Lake Golf Club and Charlie Yates Golf Course Announce Promotions

December 18, 2014 - The historic East Lake Golf Club and The Charlie Yates Golf Course have promoted three long-term employees, Drew Dunn, Jeff Dunovant, and Charles Harrison to new leadership posi...

The East Lake Foundation Announces 2014 Harrison Scholars

December 16, 2014 - Today, the East Lake Foundation announced six recipients of the 2014 Charles W. Harrison Scholarship. The Foundation recognized Henry H. Bierenfeld, Arthur Charles Hagan, Andrew...

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