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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

Toy Party & Silent Auction

Sunday, December 7 - America's Mart 3 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Attend:  For the Kid in All of Us presents the 11th annual Toy Party and Silent Auction, a holiday cocktail party and fundraiser to collect 5,000+ toys for Georgia children in need.  Bring a toy valued at $20 or more and a

Dec 7

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

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East Lake Foundation News

Revitalization of the East Lake Community Program Named a Mutual of America 2014 Community Partnership Award Winner

November 21, 2014 - Mutual of America announced today that the Revitalization of the East Lake Community program was named an Honorable Mention recipient in the 2014 Community Partnership Award c...

Atlanta’s Charles R. Drew Charter School Receives Prestigious “Dispelling the Myth” Award

November 10, 2014 - Drew Charter School is one of three schools nationwide to be honored this year by The Education Trust for outstanding success in educating low-income and minority children ATLAN...

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