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.

The Initiative’s second-newest branch, the AZI was founded in July of 2016.

July 2: First “off-books” Community Self-Defense classjuly-sd


July 26: @AZInitiative Twitter up and running

August 6: First Community Self-Defense class as AZIself-defense-banneraugust-sd

August 27: AZI volunteers at Celebrating for a Cure: A Night of Hope and Dreams event, benefitting Leukemia Lymphoma Societyfundraiser

September 6: Initiative Update: AZI video

September 17: Community Self-Defense classseptember-sd

October 1: Community Self-Defense classoctober-sd

November 5: Community Self-Defense class

December 5: AZI participates in Shoebox Ministry, creating care packages for homeless in the greater Phoenix area.