I have a Past

I was the Editor of the Hyde Park Herald at 22. Sitting next to me in plaid is my political editor, the amazing David Axelrod. He was 20. We're all at the Eagle Saloon near the University of Chicago.

Not Your Average Joe

My selfie with Vice President, Joe Biden, at the White House for a meeting on domestic violence. 


  • Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation - Outstanding Advocate Award
  • Leadership Washington 
  • First Place American Red Cross Clara Barton Communication Award
    ​(10 times)
  • Prince George's County Community Service Award for Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Women In Communications: Investigative Reporting
  • IABC: Bronze Quill Award
  • Leadership Washington: 
    Community Business Partnership

  • PRSA: Silver Link Award 

Experience & Recognition

  • President, CRK Communications 
  • Director of Communications, American Red Cross in the National Capital Region
  • President of Opening Minds (formerly NCCJ), a National Capitol Region nonprofit
  • Manager of Radio/Television; Manager of Campaign Development & Public Support Officer, American National Red Cross
  • Public Support Director, American Red Cross, Oklahoma
  • Feature writer, reporter and newspaper editor in Chicago, Tulsa and DC metro area


About CRK

My Story: As told by the FJC

Cheryl Kravitz is respected nationally for her expertise in community relations, motivational speaking, crisis communications, media relations and training, feature writing, building inclusive communities, marketing and issues management. Ms. Kravitz writes for national and local magazines, newspapers and broadcast media. Links to articles can be found here.

A survivor of domestic violence she speaks and writes frequently about the topic for local and national audiences. 

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Ms. Kravitz has received over 40 local and national awards for her accomplishments in community relations and writing. In Chicago she was honored by Women In Communications for her investigative reporting. In Oklahoma she received the prestigious Bronze Quill Award from The International Association of Business Communicators for her column in The Tulsa Tribune and the Silver Link Award for her collaboration with media from the Public Relations Society of America. She received Leadership Washington’s Community Business Partnership award with The Washington Post. She was awarded “Best in Show” for media interviews as part of the Red Cross Advanced Public Affairs Team in 2013 and 2014.

She has considerable experience designing and delivering prejudice reduction programs for media, individuals, schools, police departments, businesses, labor unions, and associations. She also developed many highly acclaimed innovative programs, including Friends Outreach for Domestic Violence Intervention Services in Tulsa, and the Media Day of Dialogue and Cinema and Conversation in Washington, DC. She led two successful capital campaigns in Tulsa for the American Red Cross and Domestic Violence Intervention Services. The campaign for the Red Cross exceeded the goal by $3 million. 

She served as co-chair of the Montgomery County Public Schools Special Education Team and member of the Allstate Foundation/NNEDV Advisory Board. She was an elected member of Board of Education in Tulsa, Program Chair of Leadership Washington and is a graduate of Leadership Washington and Leadership Tulsa. 

Ms. Kravitz was recently appointed to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and received certification as a Red Cross diversity trainer. She was selected by Governor Martin O’Malley as Vice Chair of the Family Violence Council for the State of Maryland. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett appointed her to the Montgomery County Hate Violence Committee where she served as Chair of Community Outreach.    

Namaste to All

It began as a personal journey, and has bloomed into so much more thanks to recognizing a need and a bit of magic. more >