Help Us Strengthen Durham’s Future

Since opening in 2006, the Emily K Center has embraced thousands of students and families.  Emily K Center scholars emerge college-ready and scholarship-eligible, and they move on to succeed at colleges and universities that are the right fit for their aspirations. The Class of 2017 earned nearly $11 million in scholarships and grants and enrolled at Penn, Duke, UNC and other selective schools. 

The Emily K Center is Durham’s free college-access hub for hard-working students who want to change the trajectory of their lives—and their families’ lives—by achieving goals they never dreamed possible.

The Game Changer campaign is strengthening Durham’s future, one scholar at a time.

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“I remember the moment that I found out that I was accepted to the Scholars to College program at the Emily K Center because it was the beginning of something amazing. The people at the Center have pushed me to be my best every step of the way.”

– Javi Currently attending University of Pennsylvania

“I cannot imagine life without the Emily K Center. I go to the Center every week, sometimes even when it is not my curriculum night. I feel like I am in a safe space surrounded by people who only want to help me succeed when I am the Center. Without the Emily K Center, I wouldn’t be going to college.”

– Cinthia Scholars to College, Class of 2018

You Can Be A Game Changer

Learn more about what the Emily K Center means to our students, families, and our Founder and Board Chair, Mike Krzyzewski. Join our team and be a Game Changer for even more Durham students.

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