The Key Awareness Newspaper is a free community-involved tabloid whose purpose and ministry is synonymous with its motto: “Turning Positives Into Print”
Over the last decade, the Key Awareness newspaper has become the community’s primary voice and vehicle for highlighting its many positive activities, accomplishments, organizations and individuals whose triumphs, testimonies and invaluable contributions to uplifting their communities that might otherwise go unnoticed and unheralded.
The Key Awareness newspaper has become a central base of support, as well as an essential medium for providing timely, comprehensible, motivational, outreach information throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area and surrounding counties. It has also played an important role in helping to address the needs of many in Africa.
The Key Awareness continues to be, supportive of many community organizations, such as The Pan African Foundation, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Meals On Wheels, YWCA’s Domestic Violience Against Women Program, Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, Virginia Health Care Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Richmond, Men of MOTIV8S, Richmond Public Schools, Homeward, several feeding ministries throughout the city, many drug rehabilitation facilities, Madeline’s House, Ceeatta’s House shelters for women, churches, as well as many other very worthwhile and extremely important community service and outreach organizations.
In the Spring of 1996, Key Awareness Publishing organized and sponsored a Drug and Educational Awareness Speakers Bureau. It also publishes a drug awareness article monthly chronicling the trials and testimonies of those who were once afflicted by the devastation of substance abuse, but have now conquered it. This column continues to be a life saving beacon of direction for many.
The many letters, calls and comments received over the years chronicle and attest to the critical importance, role and continued need for the Key Awareness newspaper. Mr. Charles B. Miller’s, Sr. Vice President of Market Strategies, Inc. (MSI), comment illustrates this sentiment: “The paper can be used as an educational tool – for example, by parents, in schools, in churches, in yourth groups, etc. Not only does it present role models, it serves as a role model in its own right.”
Key Awareness Publishing has been recognized and awarded on all levels for its humanitarian contributions and community outreach involvement.
2002 Pan African Foundation Award: Key Awareness Publishing received its first international award for its work associated with the Pan African Foundation
2003 NAHRO Award: Key Awareness Publishing via its publication of the “RRHA Spirit Newsletter for Residents” was instrumental in the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s receipt of its national award in the area of journalism.
2003 Dazzles Award: Key Awareness Publishing received a local award for its contributions and work with Richmond’s youth, called the “Dazzles Treasured Moment Award”.
I hope that you enjoy reading the Key Awareness newspaper, and look forward to hearing from each of you.
Robert W. Evans