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
The Scholars to College class of 2022 was awarded more than
$ 1 million
in scholarships and grants.
Game Plan: College conducted more than
one-on-one advising sessions last year.

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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Key Staff Members Promoted

Congratulations are in order for our very own Adam Eigenrauch and Dr. Valerie Anderson who were recently promoted. Formerly the executive director of the Emily K Center, Adam now serves as chief executive officer. Valerie previously served as chief program officer and is now in the newly created position of chief impact officer.

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Applications now available for 2022-2023!

The Emily K Center is pleased to open its application window for 2022-2023 programming. The Center operates two enrollment-based programs for Durham County students which accept applications each spring. Pioneer Scholars serves elementary and middle school students (grades 1-8) and Scholars to College supports high school students who reside in Durham County. Both programs have a priority application deadline of April 21, 2022.

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Thank you to key community partner, Durham Public Schools!

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