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
students annually.
The Scholars to College class of 2023 received
acceptances to colleges and universities.
Game Plan: College conducted more than
one-on-one advising sessions last year.

Apply Now to Scholars to College

Applications for the 2023-24 Scholars to College program are now available. The free program serves students in grades 9-12. For applications, and more information about this program, click the link below.


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Exciting News: We Have a New Look!

Today, we are publicly launching our new Emily Krzyzewski Center logo and tagline. Though our former logo and tagline served us well, our organization and work have grown and evolved. The time felt right this year to revisit our brand, and today we’re thrilled to share our new look with you.



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Emily K Center Receives Social Impact Award

Durham Magazine presented their inaugural Social Impact Award to the Emily K Center for our work in supporting students as they prepare to enter college or a trade. We are honored to be recognized and are grateful to be a part of Durham’s thriving nonprofit community!

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Thank you to key community partner, Durham Public Schools!

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