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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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Upcoming Events

2016 First Tee of East Lake Golf-a-Thon

Monday, June 6 -      Do you ever wonder how much golf you could play if you had the whole course to yourself? Looking fo

Jun 6

2016 Back to School Jam

Friday, July 29 - We are looking for volunteers for our “Annual Community Back To School Jam."  This is a celebration to kick off the school year with the community.  We have a variety of activities for The Villages of East Lake residents, along with our community resource vendors, food, music, and

Jul 29

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East Lake Foundation News

East Lake Foundation Receives $70,000 from the Walmart Foundation

May 19, 2016 - The East Lake Foundation today announced it received a $70,000 contribution to assist with the Resident and Community Support Program (RCSP) in The Villages of East Lake. The gr...

East Lake Foundation Partners with MoZeus Worldwide for Event Engagement and Data Collection

April 6, 2016 - The East Lake Foundation has partnered with Atlanta-based agency MoZeus Worldwide to support its electronic data collection initiatives at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (Se...

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