A day before their much-anticipated winter concert, one of two performances held each year, a dozen or so of the more than 60 members of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble gather for rehearsal at Drew Charter School.
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.
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.
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.