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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

The First TEA of East Lake

Saturday, February 6 -    Don your favorite hat and join women and children from throughout the Metro Atlanta area for a fest

Feb 6

2016 Brew Masters

Saturday, April 9 -      For those of you who love beer, love golf or love both, w

Apr. 9

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East Lake Foundation News

Start:ME Accelerator Program Targeting Promising Micro-Entrepreneurs for 2016 Programs

October 8, 2015 - Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G) at Emory University is partnering with Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), Friends of Refugees and the East Lake Foundation to offer t...

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Teams Announced for Inaugural East Lake Cup Collegiate Match Play Championship

September 16, 2015 - Golf Channel announced today that each of the semifinalist teams from the 2015 Division I NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships have committed to compete in the inaugura...

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