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Our Mission

The East Lake Foundation provides the tools for families of The Villages of East Lake and students of Drew Charter School to build a better life for themselves and future generations through education, mixed-income housing and community wellness.

Community Revitalization

The East Lake Foundation helps families build better lives and children reach their highest potential through its holistic approach of:

  • Cradle-to-College Education

    From birth through high school, East Lake children have access to high-quality learning experiences.  Studies show that the longer children stay in our programs, the more likely they are to excel.

    • Charles R. Drew Charter School serves over 1,200 students from Pre-K through grade nine
    • CREW (Creating Responsible, Educated, Working) Teens
    • Drew Charter School Office of Extended Services
    • Scholarship programs
    • East Lake Early Learning Academy at the East Lake YMCA
    • East Lake Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center
  • Mixed-income Housing

    At the center of the East Lake neighborhood are The Villages of East Lake, 542 market rate and affordable townhomes, villas and garden apartments.

    • Resident and Community Support Program provides economic stability and community engagement programs and activities.

     

  • Cradle-to-College Education

    From birth through high school, East Lake children have access to high-quality learning experiences.  Studies show that the longer children stay in our programs, the more likely they are to excel.

    • Charles R. Drew Charter School serves over 1,200 students from Pre-K through grade nine
    • CREW (Creating Responsible, Educated, Working) Teens
    • Drew Charter School Office of Extended Services
    • Scholarship programs
    • East Lake Early Learning Academy at the East Lake YMCA
    • East Lake Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center
  • Community Wellness

    Providing the tools to live a healthy lifestyle is an important feature in the East Lake model’s success.  From physical activity to micro-entreprenuership, East Lake residents have opportunities to grow and thrive.

    • The First Tee® of East Lake
    • East Lake Healthy Connections
    • Start:ME East Lake 
    • East Lake Family YMCA
    • Charlie Yates Golf Course
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East Lake Foundation News

James M. Cox Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Grant to Support Early Childhood Education at Charles R. Drew Charter School

March 13, 2017 - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a five-year $2.5 million grant to the East Lake Foundation to further early childhood education through Charles R. Drew Charter School. The...

The East Lake Foundation Honors Tom and Ann Cousins at Inaugural Party on the Green Event

March 7, 2017 - The East Lake Foundation will host the inaugural Party on the Green event on April 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic East Lake Golf Club. This signature event, proudly prese...

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