Open Collective
Open Collective


Updates on our activities and progress.

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Published on July 24, 2023 by Jon Chaconas
We are pleased to tell you all that land is officially granted and that our partners, Make Life Skate Life, will break ground on the Baghdad Skatepark in early 2024! The logistics team is in Baghdad now, getting everything ...
Meet Jameel, who needs our help!
Published on January 21, 2023 by Ross Caputi
Dear Friends and Supporters, As many of you know, we continue to face a stymied Iraqi bureaucracy to break ground on the skate park in Baghdad. We continue to push, and with our partners,...
Baghdad Skatepark Update
Published on March 15, 2022 by Kali Rubaii
Greetings from Iraq! Here is an update on the skatepark: Our most recent meeting with government officials confirmed a single park location -- we are very pleased with the section of land allocated and eager to break ground. Final papers ar...
Dear friends, After weeks of delays due to the crises that followed Iraq’s election, we’ve resumed meetings with the municipal government of Baghdad. We are very excited to have finally confirmed the location of our future skatepark in a se...
October Progress Report
Published on October 19, 2021 by Ross Caputi
Dear Friends, After four weeks in Iraq, we have accomplished a lot! We ran a skateboarding workshop for girls Established the loaner board programWe taught a skate-ramp construction workshopWe built relationships with our local partners and...
Greetings from Baghdad!
Published on September 24, 2021 by Jon Chaconas
Dear Baghdad Skatepark Contributors, Amidst election campaigns and religious holidays, we are in Baghdad building momentum with the local skateboarding community for Baghdad Skatepark! Here is what we have been up to this week:1) The Islah...
We've reached the half-way mark!
Published on September 7, 2021 by Ross Caputi
We have great news: We're half-way there! But with construction set to start within a couple weeks, we still need your help. You've already shared your money with us, now we're asking you to share your contacts. Anything you could do to hel...
Baghdad Skatepark Update
Published on August 6, 2021 by Jon Chaconas
Dear Baghdad Skatepark Supporters, We have now raised over $14,000, 35% of our goal! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far. With less than 6 weeks until construction kicks off, we look forward to making this dream a realit...
We're over the $10,000 mark!
Published on July 27, 2021 by Ross Caputi
We're a quarter of the way there! Thank you all so much for your support, and we promise to keep you updated as we continue with our fundraising drive. Right now the most important thing any of us can do is to just keep on spreading the new...
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