In 2011, RCSP was introduced to develop a sense of community, while providing resources to help residents thrive. Programs include career development, financial literacy, and community-building events. RCSP teams with several community partners that enhance efforts to offer employment readiness through financial education workshops and services.

Economic stability programs are designed to help residents reach their career and financial goals. Residents work together with RCSP partners to access job resources and financial tools, start up small businesses, and much more. Economic stability services include:

  • Financial and Career Coaching
  • Career Development Series (including career assessment and guidance)
  • Entrepreneurship Series
  • Level Up Financial Management Series
  • Homebuyer Education
  • DeKalb Workforce Mobile Career Center
  • Computer skills training
  • Job readiness and employment skills training

Community engagement programs help connect residents with neighbors, share health and wellness improvement options within the community, and simply enjoy the amenities offered by the East Lake Foundation and its partners.

  • Back-to-School Jam and Community Resource Fair
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Healthy Relationship Seminars
  • Seasonal Programs (Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving, etc.)
  • Community Block Parties
  • Services to connect The Villages of East Lake residents to East Lake Initiative community partners

2016 Impact

  • 627 residents engaged in 57 economic workshops (classes include financial education, entrepreneurship, home owner education, and career coaching)
  • 36 attendees to home buyer education sessions
  • 3 large community events hosted: Family Fun and Fit Festival, Back 2 School Jam, Holiday Party