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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

2015 Buckhead Invitational

August 13 &14 - The Buckhead Invitational is back! New this year, we will also host a players' reception and putt

Aug 13 &14

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

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East Lake Foundation News

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 ...

East Lake Foundation Receives $75,000 from Walmart Foundation

July 9, 2015 - The East Lake Foundation today announced it received a $75,000 contribution to support the Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) at the Villages of East Lake. The grant ...

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