In 1999, the VIP Institute for Public Life was reconstituted as the Arizona Institute for Public Life. Board
members were invited to participate from around Arizona as well as Metropolitan Phoenix.
The mission of the 501-c-3 organization was expanded to include the four focus areas outlined in its Mission
Statement. Since that time, AIPL has carried out a diverse body of work reflective of these mission objectives.
The work of AIPL has included hundreds of citizen training events around the state, establishment of pilot
service programs such as KidsCare intake; distribution of environmental protective devices to vulnerable residents;
evaluation of living wage and job training initiatives; seminars with nationally recognized experts in education,
healthcare and economic development; coordination of Industrial Areas National Training in Arizona; and more.
AIPL now works closely with community based organizations including:
- Valley Interfaith Project (VIP), serving Phoenix and Western Maricopa County
- Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC), serving Tucson and the rest of Pima County
- Yuma County Interfaith Sponsoring Committee (YCISC), serving the cities of Yuma, Somerton and San Luis
- Northern Arizona Interfaith Council Sponsoring Committee (NAICSC), serving the Flagstaff,
Verde Valley and Prescott areas of Coconino and Yavapai Counties
AIPL also works closely with labor unions, congregations, social service agencies and educational groups throughout Arizona.