$100 million plan would revitalize Wilmington neighborhood

November 15, 2018 / In the News

The plans are part of Riverside’s selection as a “Purpose Built Community,” one of 19 in the country where a nonprofit provides free consulting on alleviating concentrated poverty through improvements to housing, early childhood-through-high school education and health.

PGA Tour Championship donates largest amount in tournament history

November 7, 2018 / In the News

The PGA Tour Championship donated a tournament record of “just over $3 million” to local nonprofits, according to an announcement this week. Proceeds from the tournament primarily benefit the East Lake Foundation and other local nonprofits, such as the Grove Park Foundation, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta and The First Tee of Atlanta, an international youth golf development organization.

Who is this East Lake road in Atlanta being renamed for?

October 23, 2018 / In the News

Last week, the Atlanta City Council voted to approve the renaming of East Lake Boulevard SE to Eva Davis Way. The name will be familiar to many in what’s now known as the Villages of East Lake neighborhood, as Davis was instrumental in its creation. But for others, here’s a brief history about the late community leader.

Closer Look: East Lake Foundation

September 20, 2018 / In the News

The impact of the TOUR Championship will leave behind a legacy not just in East Lake but in other neighborhoods that are being served by the Purpose Built Communities model.

Drew Charter senior learns life lessons from golf

September 20, 2018 / In the News

The PGA Tour Championship begins Thursday at East Lake. It’s the final event for the FedEx Cup and the $10-million-dollar bonus. An Atlanta high school student and golf player will be the one to kick things off Thursday.

Big Boi will headline PGA Tour Championship kickoff event

September 12, 2018 / In the News

Big Boi will headline this year’s Tee Up ATL kickoff for the PGA Tour Championship. Tickets, including a drink, are $15 and can be purchased at www.teeupatl.com. All proceeds from ticket sales and the mural auction will benefit the East Lake Foundation and Purpose Built Communities.

Nonprofit takes over Atlanta high school turnaround

August 9, 2018 / In the News

In the latest push of a pioneering attempt to revive failing schools, Atlanta Public Schools turned over Carver High School to outsiders who restructured it and hired new teachers. APS handed over Carver operations this year to the nonprofit Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, a spin-off of the well-regarded Drew Charter School.

2019 PGA Tour Championship date at East Lake set

July 11, 2018 / In the News

The PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta, moves to August in 2019. The golf season’s final tournament will be played Aug. 19-25, 2019, at the East Lake Golf Club’s manicured grass. The move is part of the tour’s revamped 46-tournament schedule for next season, announced Tuesday.

Atlanta Housing votes for East Lake refinance, renovations

June 27, 2018 / In the News

Applause and some shouts of joy answered a unanimous vote of the board of Atlanta’s housing authority on Wednesday afternoon — it came from Villages of East Lake residents and supporters who’ve been lobbying for a deal to finance neighborhood renovations.