Empowering Students

From first grade through college

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Who We Are

The Emily Krzyzewski Center, a nonprofit organization in Durham, North Carolina, implements four distinct programs designed to build on the academic, career, and leadership potential of students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Collectively, our programs serve students from elementary school through college and equip them with the skills necessary to successfully complete higher education, connect to promising careers, and become agents of change within their communities. 

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The Center serves more than
2,000 students
Scholars to College graduating seniors were awarded more than
$ 2.30 million
in scholarships and grants.
Game Plan: College conducted more than
one-on-one advising sessions last year.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Emily K Center Expansion Opens

On Friday, November 5th Coach K joined Emily K Center students, staff, and community members to cut the ribbon and officially open the Center’s new 7,500 square foot expansion. With two new, high tech classrooms, seven specially designed advising rooms, additional meeting space and offices, and dedicated student gathering spaces, the expansion will make an immediate impact on students’ experiences.

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Duke University Service Awards Announced

The Emily K Center is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Duke University Service Awards. These awards were established to recognize individuals who have performed significant volunteer service for the Center. The award name recognizes the longstanding relationship and support that exists between Duke University and the Emily K Center.

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