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Why a “Year In Review”? Three reasons: to show potential recruits and the curious exactly what we do; to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our teammates; to inspire anyone who’s wanting to help their communities with very little or no money, and with or without a team.

JANUARY

  • Started a fundraiser to help a local musician pay for an MRI and medical bills, goal raised.
  • Weekend outreach/needle patrol; started our needle pickup numbers at zero, gave out food and toiletries.
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  • Worked with local PD for anti-car theft patrols and pamphlet handout.

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  • Offered to help RazorHawk with HOPE 2013 – started the Help and HOPE planning page.

june MJB hope

Jan NOH campaign begins

January TRIBE radio shows:

Creativity and Progression with Alex Peake (creator of Code Hero)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/01/03/creativity-and-progression

Rock’s Basic Self-defense Tips Pt. 2- Stopping the Fight with Keith Sheppard

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/01/10/rocks-basic-self-defense-tipspt-2-stopping-the-fight

De-escalation, The Right Thing To Do with Mike and Melisa

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/01/17/de-escalation–the-right-thing-to-do-with-mike-and-melisa

X-Altruism with Andrea Kuszewski

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/01/28/x-altruism-with-andrea-kuszewski

 Nation of Heroes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/02/11/welcome-to-the-jungle

FEBRUARY

  • Valentines Day Brownies and Treats handout.

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Passed out 100 “Safer Commuter Travel” booklets on local commuter trains.

feb safer commuter travel handout

  • Initiative Collective was featured on Kush Kulture.

http://www.kushkulture.net/the-initiative-collective/

  • Handout of gloves, scarves,  blankets and coats, 100 sandwiches, 100 water bottles, and 100 pairs of socks. The socks were from Olde School’s yearly sock drive.
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  • Olde School is featured on Andrew Crossfire’s Superhero Academy.
  •  Zimmer Barnes helps us to promote Taking Initiative: NATION OF HEROES.

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  • Newest member joins CAI. Welcome, Xavian.

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February TRIBE radio shows:

 NATION OF HEROES: A call-in show

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/02/11/welcome-to-the-jungle

Rock’s Basic Self-defense Tips Pt.3 – Home Security

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/02/18/rocks-basic-self-defense-tipspt-3-home-security

 Bullying: What Is and What Isn’t

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/02/25/bullying-what-is-and-what-isnt

MARCH

  • Newest members, Draconian and Sage Tiger join in our “Flash Mob” soup/sock handout. Fed 100 people hot, homemade soup. Gave out socks.

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  • Volunteered with Olde School to serve meals in Hotel Mentone, SF.
  • Sage and Draco’s son puts together 100 first-aid kits for the homeless.

March draven first aid kits  March first aid kits

March TRIBE radio shows:

Tiger Todd of Hero School

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/03/11/tiger-todd-of-hero-school

Cultural Insensitivity: What It IS and What It Isn’t with Ira of the VAI

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/03/18/cultural-insensitivity-what-it-is-and-what-it-isnt

Loud & Clear: Our Communication Episode with Treesong of the Illinois Initiative

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/03/25/loud-and-clear-our-communication-episode

April

  • East Bay beach cleanup.
  • Met Villains in Disneyland.

April Disney

  • Gave out 200 sandwiches/water/mini first aid kits to SF’s homeless.

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  • 104 needles- record!
  • Seed-bombed around the East Bay on Earth Day.

april seedbomb

  • Started teaching first LGBTQ-based free self-defense class in California!!

april self defense

April TRIBE radio shows:

Outreach on a Budget

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/04/08/outreach-on-a-budget

Update: NYI

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/04/24/update-nyi

Homeless Outreach 2013: Project HOPE and S.I.G.N.s of HOPE

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/05/01/homeless-outreach-2013-project-hope-and-signs-of-hope

MAY

  • New record:  106 needles!
  • CAI: SF held a fundraiser concert for our documentary.

august SF AIDS fundraiser

May TRIBE radio shows:

This is NOT a Test! Emergency Preparedness

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/05/15/this-is-not-a-test-emergency-preparedness

JUNE

  • New needle pickup in Concord, CA
  • New record: 107 needles!
  • Taught 2 free self-defense classes in downtown SF with Olde School.

june olde school teaches

  • Needle pickup with White Scorpion.
  • Provided pre-Pride celebration security in SF.
  • Rode in S.F.’s Pride parade and patrolled after. Helped several injured/dehydrated people along the route.

june pride kidnick

June TRIBE radio shows:

 Community Activism: Cheap, Legal and Effective

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/06/05/community-activism-cheap-legal-effective

Superfoods: A 3-Part Series on Nutrition with Vector of the CAI: SF

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/06/19/superfoods-a-three-part-series-on-nutrition

Superfoods, Part 2: Healthy Food ≠ Expensive Food with Sakura of the CAI: LA

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/06/26/superfoods-part-2-of-3-healthy-food-expensive-food

JULY

  • Rock’s Nation Of Heroes video-blog begins.

  • Olde School moved to Tennessee and started the Tennessee Memphis Initiative branch. He rode his scooter over 2,000 miles from California to Tennessee.

  • Attended Project HOPE in San Diego.

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  • Began Nation of Heroes cross-country road trip! 25 states, 25 days!

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  • Met up with Olde School in Memphis, TN.

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  • Joined water/first-aid handout in New Orleans.

July TRIBE radio shows:

Fire and Water: The Peaceful Warrior with Jeremy Spyder Gallant

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/07/10/fire-and-water-the-peaceful-warrior

 Happy Trails! Countdown to HOPE and Nation of Heroes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/07/17/happy-trails-countdown-to-hope-nation-of-heroes

LIVE! From Pirate’s Landing, Utah!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/07/24/live-from-pirates-landing-utah

AUGUST 

  • Met Crimson Fist and Meta Data.
  • Helped with food/water handout in Virginia w/ VAI.
  • Flyer handout in New York w/ NYI.

CAI celebrated its 2nd anniversary.

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Performed in a SF AIDS foundation fundraising concert.

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The CAI partners up with the Legacy Initiative, Utah.

Joined the CAI: LA for a 200-Burrito handout in skid row.

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Co-created a charity calendar to benefit the Pink Light Project.

August TRIBE radio shows:

 Cheers! Celebrating the End of Our Tinoh Road Trip

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/08/14/cheers-celebrating-the-end-of-our-tinoh-road-trip

Kick Ass 2?

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/08/21/kick-ass-2

SEPTEMBER

  • Started National Preparedness Month campaigning.
  • Held Emergency preparedness/bug-out bag workshop for neighborhood.

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  • Featured on the front page of the Local section in SF’s biggest newspaper, the Chronicle. Here’s a link to the online version.

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  • Got a shout out on the page of the bay area’s favorite long-running news anchorman, Frank Somerville.

  • Met up w/ NYI member, Spectre.
  • Joined the Legacy Initiative’s Grey and Red Teams

September TRIBE radio shows:

Superfoods Finale with Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/09/03/superfoods-finale-with-sean-croxton-of-underground-wellness

NightBug’s Birthday Nerd Fest

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/09/18/nightbugs-birthday-nerd-fest

OCTOBER

  • Helped Miss Fits 4 Life once again become the top fundraiser at the Warrior Dash Mud Run.
  • Met up with the Legacy Initiative’s Tedd Mills
  • Began volunteer security position at local elementary school.
  • Met up with motivational speaker for nation’s youth – Roy Juarez, Jr.
  • CAI: SF does interview w/ local news station.

  • Traveled to San Diego for an XJL member’s wedding.

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  • Warrior Dash Mud Run/Halloween Party!

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  • Group Needle Patrol.

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October TRIBE radio shows:

 Ovaries and Activism with Miss Fit

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/10/09/ovaries-and-activism

 Fall S.I.G.N.s of HOPE

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/10/09/ovaries-and-activism

Halloween Fright Fest

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/10/30/halloween-fright-fest-2013-1

NOVEMBER

  • Joined the city of San Francisco to support BATKID.

Working with our partners, the Legacy Initiative, we formed an outreach-specific team and added 3 new members: Hawt Flash, the Marine, and MHN. We held our Fall SIGNs of Hope street boutique (240 burritos, water, granola, toiletries, and clothing and shoes on hanging racks).

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November TRIBE radio shows:

SIGNs of Heroes with Travis, Tedd and Dark Guardian

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/11/14/signs-of-heroes

1 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with the Xtreme Justice League

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/11/28/1-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-and-tales-ft-the-xjl

DECEMBER

  • TRIBE radio celebrates its 1-year anniversary!

STATS

  • Held Winter SIGNs of Hope street boutique (240 burritos, water, granola, toiletries, and clothing and shoes on hanging racks).
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December TRIBE radio shows:

2 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with Superhero

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/12/04/2-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-and-tales-ft-super-hero

3 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with Crimson Fist

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/12/06/3-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-and-tales-ft-crimson-fist

4 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with the NYI’s Dark Guardian

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/12/11/4-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-tales-ft-the-nyi

5 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with the Washington Initiative

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/12/16/5-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-and-tales-ft-the-wai

 6 of 7-part series: Neighborhood Heroes – Tips, Training and Tales with Thanatos Necrium

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribetalk/2013/12/18/6-of-7-neighborhood-heroes–tips-training-and-tales-ft-thanatos-necrium

The CAI finishes the year with over 2,500 needles picked up off the streets of San Francisco (bringing our 2-year total to over 4,100), and 37,039 TRIBE radio listens.

Some of our goals for 2014 include celebrating TRIBE radio’s successful first year, sending all our late backer gifts (we appreciate all our supporters who read our updates on the fundraising sites. We thank you for your continued patience!) by the end of January, finishing and distributing our documentary, and continuing to grow and achieve even more goal- oriented tasks to help our communities. The CAI is proud to have one of the largest, longest-running teams (with all but two of its original members still active <the other two are on reserve status>). If you’d like help in starting your own altruistic work/group/event, please contact us at: calinitiative@gmail.com

Happy New Year!! May it be prosperous, productive and peaceful. Get Busy!