We believe that the children in this community are the key to generational change.  We currently have close relationships with Barrett Elementary ,Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle and Banks Academy Christian High School.  We provide 40+ tutors and mentors to their students on a weekly basis.  We help with PTA, support athletics, help facilitate field day events, and are beginning to work more closely with parents.

We realize that in order to foster long-term economic development, we need to have multi-income households in the community.  In addition, ELI seeks to work with local entrepreneurs to see positive businesses come to the 1st Ave North business district.  The ultimate goal would be to positively impact the lives of low-income families by increasing their access to goods and services that are essential.

Nutritious food and access to quality healthcare are essential to one’s well-being.  We believe that everyone deserves access to these things including our neighbors in East Lake.  ELI is working to make this a reality through our neighborhood garden.