Emily K Center Receives Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

June 10, 2021

The Emily Krzyzewski Center was recently awarded a generous $15,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The grant funding is in support of the Center’s Pioneer Scholars Summer Scholars program. Summer Scholars ensures 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 that sees students rotate through academic blocks covering these exact topics each day.

“After a difficult year for North Carolina’s students and families, we’re investing in programs that address the disproportionate learning loss among vulnerable communities and help put students on a path to academic success,” said Stephen De May, North Carolina president, Duke Energy.

Adam Eigenrauch, executive director of the Emily K Center, expressed his appreciation for the Duke Energy Foundation, “We are tremendously grateful for the continued support of the Duke Energy Foundation. The Foundation has been a strong partner to the Durham community and has played an important role in providing funding for our summer programming at the Emily K Center. Ensuring that our students stay on track with their educational goals will be more important than ever this summer, and our grant from Duke Energy will allow us to serve even more students this year.”