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May 19 2017

For Atlanta’s first charter school, the long game pays off

Atlanta’s first charter school will celebrate its first high school graduating class on Saturday—82 seniors who are the proof that sometimes the long game pays off.
May 19 2017

This High School’s Entire First Graduating Class Defied The Odds And Got Accepted To College

On Saturday, May 20, a transformation 20 years in the making will be complete when the first-ever senior class graduates from Charles R. Drew Charter School, Atlanta's first public charter school. Out of 82 students, 100 percent are not only expected to graduate, but have already been accepted to college.

Party on the Green

Inaugural Event Raises $470,000 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