The East Lake Effect

The East Lake Foundation was established in 1995 to transform the East Lake neighborhood and create new opportunities for the families who live here. The results: East Lake is a trend-setting community that has led the nation for over a decade in its holistic vision that unites housing, education, and community wellness in a vibrant, inclusive neighborhood setting.

East Lake includes:

  • The Villages of East Lake, a mixed-income apartment community with 542 townhouses, duplexes and garden apartments
  • Charles R. Drew Charter School, Atlanta Public Schools’ first charter school and a continually recognized leading educational institution, which serves more than 1,200 students in grades pre-K to grade eight
  • Charles R. Drew Charter School Senior Academy at the Charlie Yates Campus for students grade nine through twelve
  • The nine hole, mid-length, public Charlie Yates Golf Course, home to The First Tee® of East Lake
  • The East Lake Community Learning Garden and Urban Farm
  • The East Lake Family YMCA
  • The East Lake Early Learning Academy
  • The Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center for children from birth to kindergarten