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.

Scholars to College

This free program serves students in grades 9-12, assisting ambitious, academically-focused, and underrepresented first-generation students from Durham County. For more information about this program, click the link below.

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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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Bull City in Black

Calling all community-based organizations! The Emily K Center is looking for representatives from HBCUs and community-based organizations to share information and resources at the 2024 Bull City in Black.

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Thank you to key community partner, Durham Public Schools!

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