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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

Road to East Lake 5K

Saturday, August 22 -   To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the East Lake Foundation, we are thrilled to partner with

Aug 22

East Lake Invitational - East Lake Golf Club

August 30 & 31 -   This annual golf tournament, hosted by PGA TOUR professionals Billy Andrade and Stewart Cink,

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East Lake Foundation News

East Lake Foundation and East Lake Golf Club to host “Playoff Grill-Off” BBQ Competition presented by Fidelity Investments

August 3, 2015 - WHAT:  The East Lake Foundation and East Lake Golf Club are hosting the inaugural Playoff Grill-Off BBQ competition at the Course on Thursday, September 10th. The competition w...

Road to East Lake 5K offers runners unique opportunity to run through the historic East Lake Golf Course

July 14, 2015 - To commemorate the East Lake Foundation’s 20th anniversary, the foundation announced today a partnership with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola to host the Road to East Lake ...

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