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Support PSU’s Summer Organizing and Leadership Institute!

It’s summer in Philadelphia. For members of the Philadelphia Student Union, that means one thing: it’s time for our youth organizing and leadership institute, BAYM: Building a Youth Movement. This year, we are expanding BAYM to a six-week-long program. This year’s BAYM will be our longest-running and most intensive to date, with a focus on […]

We’re Hiring — Executive Director

Executive Director Job Announcement Position Summary: The Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) based in West Philadelphia, is a community based youth organizing and leadership development organization led by high school and middle school aged youth with adult support. PSU is national leader in the youth organizing movement with school based, citywide, statewide, and national organizing campaigns […]

If you believe…

If you believe in youth organizing, and want to help the Philadelphia Student Union expand our in-school chapter organizing… If you want to build the power of young people to demand a high-quality education and an end to zero-tolerance policies in Philadelphia public schools… If you’ve been meaning to make a contribution to the Philadelphia […]

Support the Philadelphia Student Union on Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when people around the world give back to their communities and donate to organizations whose work inspires them. We hope you’ll consider making a contribution to support the Philadelphia Student Union. We’re excited to announce that all donations made to the Philadelphia Student Union for Giving Tuesday will be […]

Support PSU’s Summer Organizing and Leadership Institute!

Update 7/5/18: Thanks to all your support, we are already more than halfway to our goal! We have raised $1260 and just need to raise $740 more to make BAYM a reality. Will you help us get there by making a donation today? Any summer at the Philadelphia Student Union wouldn’t be complete without our […]

Student Vision for School Safety March Demands

On February 14th, the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School forever changed the Parkland, Florida community, after a gunman claimed the lives of 14 students, and 3 school faculty members. This unfortunate and pervasive symptom of national neglect for school safety reform has galvanized the nation, igniting students across the country to step into […]

Looking Back on 2017

Throughout the past year, young people in the Philadelphia Student Union built leadership in the movement for public education. Will you stand with students in Philadelphia in 2018 by making a contribution to the Philadelphia Student Union? All donations will be matched by the Cahn Funds for Social Change and a small circle of donors. […]

Support PSU on Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when people around the world give back to their communities and donate to organizations whose work they appreciate. We hope you’ll consider making a contribution to support the Philadelphia Student Union. We’re excited to announce that all donations made to the Philadelphia Student Union for Giving Tuesday will be matched […]

Save the Date!

  You are invited to join the Philadelphia Student Union at an event to celebrate our new Executive Director and growing team of organizers. The event will be held at the William Way Center, at 1315 Spruce Street, on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 6-9pm. Buy your tickets today at psu2018.eventbrite.com!

Students Demand Real Accountability And An End To School Police Violence

Students Demand Real Accountability And An End To School Police Violence Police brutality is an epidemic that has existed since the Reconstruction Era in the U.S. For decades, the over criminalization of people of color and police violence in our communities has been disregarded by those with the privilege of ignoring it. In Philadelphia’s Public […]