Recent News

Dec 12 2019

All-black H.S. team’s success highlights golf’s problem with diversity

The Charles R. Drew Charter School boys golf team made history in May when it became the first all-black high school team — and the first team from the Atlanta public school system — to win the Georgia state championship.
Dec 5 2019

Villages of East Lake getting $82 million investment

Columbia Residential is leading an $82 million investment in the Villages of East Lake, one of the largest preservations of affordable housing in the city’s history.

TOUR Championship

Rory McIlroy Wins FedEx Cup

As the primary beneficiary of the tournament, the East Lake Foundation has experienced the positive impact of the TOUR Championship firsthand, as have the families and students in the East Lake neighborhood and at Drew Charter School. Click below to see the articles written by four Drew Charter school students who served as media correspondents and covered the tournament.
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Drew Charter School

Varsity Boys Golf Team Wins State Championship

Drew’s Varsity Boys Golf Team won the Class A Public State Championship. They are the first APS team to win a State Championship in golf and the first all African-American team to win a State Championship in golf. Learn more

Drew Charter School

Drew Charter School's Class of 2019

On May 18, 2019, Drew Charter School graduated the Class of 2019. With acceptances to more than 110 colleges and universities, the Class of 2019 earned over $12 million in college scholarships.

The 2019 Drew Graduation Ceremony is linked. The program begins at minute 50. Learn more

Party on the Green

Party on the Green raises record amount

The East Lake Foundation announced that the 2019 Party on the Green, honoring Martha and Billy Payne, raised a record $1 million for the East Lake Early Childhood Education Initiative. Learn more

A Foundation that Works

2018 Annual Report

The East Lake Foundation continues its work to transform place and build promise in the East Lake neighborhood. We made great strides in 2018, and we are grateful to all the partners, supporters and residents who make our success possible. Learn more