Opportunity to Explore
The Emily K Center is a nonprofit organization founded by Duke Men’s Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski. It serves as a college access hub in Durham, N.C., “propelling academically focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college.” Students receive help and support with ACT/SAT prep, writing and public-speaking boot camps, tutoring, and essay and scholarship advice for their college applications.
With the help of the Center, Cinthia explored the fields of medicine and law. “I had the opportunity to volunteer at Duke Regional Hospital, participate in the Summer Immersion Medical Institute at Wake Forest, and attend N.C. Central in the Legal Eagle Camp,” she says.
"Without the Emily K Center, I would not be going to college," Cinthia said in a recent interview with the Durham Herald. "I really mean it when I say that. The Emily K Center has been my support for these past four years."