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 Resources for Students and Families

Game Changer Campaign Closes with $18.85 Million Raised

The Emily K Center recently celebrated the close of its three-year Game Changer Campaign, which exceeded its $15 million goal, raising $18.85 million for the Center. The success of the Campaign will help support Center operations, enhance educational programs, expand the facility, and provide critical funding for long-term sustainability. Thanks to the campaign, construction is underway on a 7,500 square foot building expansion, the Center’s endowment has more than doubled, seven new, named scholarships were created, and the organization grew from serving 500 students in year one of the campaign to more than 2,000 today.

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Join us for the 2021 Mother's Day (un)Ball!

Join Coach K and the Emily K Center for the Mother’s Day (un)Ball on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. True to its name, the (un)Ball will be condensed in time but not in spirit.

All tickets are FREE but sign up and registration is required to stream the program. Please register to view the virtual event and bid on amazing silent auction items. Receive ONE free raffle entry when you register online! Additional raffle tickets are also available for purchase.

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