Recent News

Apr 3 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Families and Students

Support our East Lake COVID-19 Relief Fund Support the Drew Charter School Opportunity Fund East Lake Family YMCA Childcare Services YMCA sites across metro Atlanta are ready to provide high-quality … Continue Reading →
Apr 3 2020

East Lake Initiative COVID-19 Updates

East Lake Foundation: All East Lake Foundation staff  will work remotely from home until Friday, April 10th.  As of now, all ELF operations are expected to continue remotely as they … Continue Reading →


East Lake COVID- 19 Relief Fund

This is a very difficult time for many families in East Lake and our surrounding communities, many of whom are experiencing economic hardship as a result of this extraordinary health crisis. We have established the East Lake COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide targeted support to stabilize families and help avert further crisis. Our goal is to raise $1 million to support our most vulnerable residents and our partners who serve them. Please click on the Learn More button to make a donation to the East Lake COVID-19 Relief Fund. Learn more

Party on the Green

June 6, 2020

This signature event benefits the East Lake Foundation’s Cradle-to-College Education Initiative. We hope you will join us on June 6, 2020 to honor the Yates Family. The 2019 Party on the Green raised a record $1 million for the children in East Lake. Learn more

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