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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Virtual Open Houses for Fall 2021 Enrollment

Join us for our first-ever joint open house events for our Pioneer Scholars and Scholars to College programs. As we open enrollment for the fall of 2021, this is a great chance for families to learn more about our Pioneer Scholars program for elementary and middle school students and our Scholars to College program for high school students.

There are two sessions scheduled:

  • Tuesday, March 2nd from 6pm-7pm OR
  • Tuesday, March 9th from 6pm-7pm

Please register for the Zoom sessions here.

Questions? Write to us at connect@emilyk.org.

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Your generous contribution helps empower Durham students on their paths to college.