East Lake Foundation

Atlanta, GA

Recognized by the Urban Land Institute as a national model for community redevelopment, the East Lake Foundation was created in 1995 to help transform one of Atlanta’s most troubled neighborhoods. Working from the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the Foundation offers tools that enable residents to build brighter futures.

The Purpose Built Model

After a remarkable transformation started in the mid-1990’s, the East Lake community is thriving like never before.

East Lake has evolved from a community of despair into a community of possibility, and it is serving as a model for holistic revitalization across the country. Each year, hundreds of visitors come to East Lake to learn how our guiding principles might bring about similar changes in their own communities.

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East Lake Foundation Programs

The East Lake Foundation works with many partners to deliver and support a wide range of programs, including:

  • Early childhood education
  • Supplemental enrichment at Drew Charter School
  • College and career readiness and scholarships
  • Entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy training for adults
  • Golf and life skills instruction
  • Healthcare access and education

Learn more about East Lake Foundation’s programs