On Saturday, May 20, Charles R. Drew Charter School in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta graduated its first class of high school seniors. Since opening as Atlanta’s first charter… Continue →
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This fantastic new video series from Edutopia explores three areas in which Drew Charter School distinguishes itself and helps students achieve their full potential: STEAM +Project Based Learning; creating safe… Continue →
What an amazing gathering in Fort Worth! More than 350 people from 49 communities in 47 cities participated in our Sixth Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference from October 5 to October… Continue →
What’s the secret behind East Lake’s turnaround? Can lessons from East Lake guide comprehensive efforts at neighborhood transformation in other communities? Through interviews with more than 20 key participants, reviews of historical and current documents, and an examination of existing research about neighborhood revitalization, this in-depth case study by America’s Promise Alliance explores those questions and illuminates East Lake’s story.
We had the honor of participating in several sessions at the Chautauqua Institution this past August to discuss the Purpose Built Communities model, progress on the ground in several neighborhoods… Continue →
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, roughly 100,000 residents of New Orleans who were displaced by the storm and flooding came to Atlanta. Like many other communities, East Lake welcomed… Continue →
Drew Charter School is one of three schools nationwide to be honored this year by The Education Trust for outstanding success in educating low-income and minority children ATLANTA, November 11,… Continue →