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 class
July 19: AZI FOUNDED!
July 26: @AZInitiative Twitter up and running
August 6: First Community Self-Defense class as AZI
August 27: AZI volunteers at Celebrating for a Cure: A Night of Hope and Dreams event, benefitting Leukemia Lymphoma Society
September 6: Initiative Update: AZI video
September 17: Community Self-Defense class
October 1: Community Self-Defense class
November 5: Community Self-Defense class
December 5: AZI participates in Shoebox Ministry, creating care packages for homeless in the greater Phoenix area.