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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

Backpack Stuffing Party

July 27 - We are looking for volunteers to help with the 9th Annual Backpack Stuffing Party on Sunday, July 27 from 12:00pm-3:30pm.  However, we will need volunteers from 4:00pm-8:00pm to sort everything. For the past nine summers, For the Kid in Al

Back to School Jam

August 1 - We are looking for volunteers for our “Annual Community Back To School Jam."  This is a celebration to kick off the school year with the community.  We have a variety of activities for The Villages of East Lake residents, along with our community resource vendors, food, music, and

Aug 1

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East Lake Foundation News

TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola announces $2.3 million raised for charity

March 28, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2014   CONTACTS:             Chris Reimer, PGA TOUR, 904.273.3286, [email protected] Allison Ritter, Hope-Beckham, 404.604....

East Lake Foundation Creates East Lake Healthy Connections

March 11, 2014 - For Immediate Release   CONTACT: Traci Messier Jackson Spalding [email protected] 404.214.3596         East Lake Foundation Creates East Lake Healthy C...

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