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Emily K Center Receives Generous Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

The Emily Krzyzewski Center recently announced receipt of a generous $10,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Indira Everett of Duke Energy presented Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Emily K Center Board with the grant check during a recent board meeting.

The grant will support the Center’s Pioneer Scholars Summer Scholars program. Summer Scholars was designed by the Center to ensure that students in the Center’s elementary and middle school program, Pioneer Scholars, continue making academic gains during the summer. Duke Energy’s focus on preventing summer learning loss with an emphasis on math, literacy, and STEM subjects was a natural fit for this program which sees students rotate through academic blocks covering these exact topics each day.  2019 Check Presentation_Group_for web.jpg

“STEM education and literacy are critical focus areas of the Duke Energy Foundation,” said Indira Everett, Duke Energy district manager. “We’re thrilled to support the Emily K Center and its students and look forward to learning more about the projects they work on this summer.” 

“Partners like the Duke Energy Foundation are critical to our success. Their investment in the community and in our students allows us to provide needed programming that truly impacts students’ lives,” said Adam Eigenrauch, executive director of the Center. “Thanks to Duke Energy, our students will continue their education this summer and will be well-prepared for the classroom next fall.”

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