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

Congratulations, Coach

The Emily Krzyzewski Center would like to congratulate Coach K on his recently announced retirement. Coach K is synonymous with Duke Basketball, and his achievements on the court are truly historic. While we do call him ‘Coach,’ his legacy at the Center and throughout the broader Durham community extends far beyond the hardwood.

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Game Plan: College Summer Intensive Now Enrolling

The Emily K Center’s Game Plan: College program is now enrolling students for its 2021 Summer Intensive! This FREE program is designed for rising high school seniors in the Class of 2022. The Summer Intensive will be held virtually from June 14th – June 25th. Meetings will last two hours and students will cover topics designed to help them get a jump start on the college application process. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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