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Emily K Center

  • Emily K Center
  • 904 W. Chapel Hill St.
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • 919-680-0308
  • 2006
  • Valerie Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Senior Director of Programs

Program Description

The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Our mission is to inspire students to dream big, act with character and purpose, and reach their potential as leaders in their community. Through broader facility partnerships, thousands of additional students and community members use the Center as a place to convene, learn, and grow.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • White: 4%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 52%
  • African American: 42%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 45
  • Elementary School: 45
  • Post-secondary: 30
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%