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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 micro-entreprenuership, East Lake residents have opportunities to grow and thrive.

    • The First Tee® of East Lake
    • East Lake Healthy Connections
    • Start:ME East Lake 
    • East Lake Family YMCA
    • Charlie Yates Golf Course
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Upcoming Events

East Lake Invitational, East Lake Golf Club

September 11 & 12 -   This annual golf tournament, hosted by PGA TOUR professionals Billy Andrade and Stewart Cink,

TOUR Championship, East Lake Golf Club

September 21-25 - The top 30 players on the PGA TOUR visit East Lake Golf Club for this season-ending event.  Who will win the FedExCup?  East Lake Golf Club was named the permanent home of the TOUR Championship in 2005. It is the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, with

Sept 21-25

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East Lake Foundation News

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Teams Announced for Second-Annual East Lake Cup Presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Collegiate Match Play Championship

August 9, 2016 - Golf Channel announced today eight of the top NCAA Division I collegiate golf programs have committed to compete in the annual East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterpr...

East Lake Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors

July 21, 2016 - On June 29th, the East Lake Foundation’s Board of Directors elected four new board members: Derek Bottoms, Phil Jacobs, Erika James and Rodney K. Sanders. These four leaders i...

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