Philadelphia Student Union

Philadelphia Student Union

Comments

It is very alarming that during this global health crisis our elected officials signed House Bill 1100, which will provide billions of dollars to polluting industries when it should be going towards our communities in need... HB1100 was sent to the governor’s desk last week - BUT Governor Wolf promised to VETO this bill. So I am urging you to reach out to your representatives and encourage them to uphold the veto at the link below. Will you sign and share?.
TOMORROW: Join PennEnvironment and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta to learn how to be a better advocate for environmental and justice issues in your community. All attendees will get an "Activist Starter Kit" and FREE T-Shirt, RSVP today at the link below to reserve your spot!
"Want to learn how to effectively advocate for the issues YOU care about? Join PennEnvironment and State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta on March 10th for Activism 101 - a crash course in how to be the change you want to see in your community. All attendees will receive an "Activist Starter Kit", including a FREE t-shirt - RSVP today!" https://www.facebook.com/events/196977101507766/
Hello Students... Marvin Gardens is looking for part time help at the Philadelphia Flower Show today through March 8. Interested? Duties include light restocking, sales help and merchandising. We are a fun group and would live to have you join our team for almost 2 wks. Pay is $14/hr. Must be fun loving, energetic and love nature! Check out our vibe at Marvin Gardens USA on Instagram, Facebook or the web. Text at 203.856.0309 many thanks! Amabel Chan
$100 cash prize contest for students in North Philly zip codes 19121, 22, 23, 30, 32, 33 and 40. See www.mybaabeecountstoo.org for more information.
For my West Coast folks! Good morning! I miss you all
As the sun rises in the east, it's another #GivingTuesday. This year, please consider my organization Philadelphia Student Union for a gift. I'm a direct example of why PSU's work is important and worth supporting. Thanks!
Hello Friends! My company is looking for part time teachers. Great opportunity for college students after class. In Fishtown. Please PM if you are interested. Thank you 😃
Join PennEnvironment and other environmental groups from around the City to rally for a future without single-use plastics! Plastic bags are a blight on our communities, pollute our waterways, and contribute to climate change, so we're rallying to tell the city: "no more"! facebook.com/events/889985774733501/
Hi friends! State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler will be hosting a hearing for the Democrats in the state legislature about the state of our school buildings. We need state funding to address lead and asbestos in Philly public schools, and this meeting will be crucial in that process. This is an issue that spans environmental justice, education, and children's health, so let's turn out! The Healthy Schools hearing is open to the public, and will take place at: Furness High School 1900 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 on Wednesday September 4th from 2-4 pm Here is the link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/412626792689776/ Please share with your networks and friends; we want as many parents, students, educators, and concerned community members in the room as possible. Thank you!

Philadelphia Student Union gives young people the tools and skills they need to organize to fight for a high quality public education in Philadelphia.

We believe that students must take ownership of their education and lead the effort to improve Philadelphia's schools.

Through leadership development, media making, organizer training and political education the Philadelphia Student Union gives young people the tools and support they need to be leaders in their schools and communities.

Mission: The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. We are a youth led organization and we make positive changes in the short term by learning how to organize to build power. We also work toward becoming life-long learners and leaders who can bring diverse groups of people together to address the problems that our communities face.

Philadelphia Student Union

PSU Youth Speaks - On the threat of massive cuts to art and cultural resources during #COVID19

PSU Youth Speaks - On the threat of massive cuts to art and cultural resources during #COVID19

REGISTER NOW: tinyurl.com/215action

Join us with #YASP

As states across the country take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19--closing schools, canceling events, and shifting to supporting children in their homes and communities--one group of young people is being left behind: the nearly 50,000 youth locked up across the United States.

Despite the rapid spread of COVID-19 in carceral settings, hundreds of young people remain trapped in juvenile detention facilities, jails and prisons in Philadelphia and across the state. In Philly, over 100 young people have been detained for months without a court date in the Juvenile Justice Services Center and the city's adult jails.
We demand the city - Mayor Kenney, First Judicial District leadership, and District Attorney Krasner - act NOW to release all youth so they can be safe at home with their families and communities.
Join us in your car or on bike to make our voices heard!
Register at: www.tinyurl.com/215action

Our City Our Schools

TELL CITY COUNCIL IT'S TIME TO END THE 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT

In 2019, City Council made the first steps towards ending this property tax break for developers since it was created in the early 90s. Cutting reductions in half was a public commitment from our elected officials to move forward with more racial and economic equity. Since 2000, the tax abatement has not only been a driving force in the displacement of Black, Brown and working class Philadelphians, but has also given developers a cumulative tax benefit of over ONE BILLION DOLLARS. This money could have supported our schools and other public goods across the city, but instead it is in the pockets of some of the wealthiest living in and out of our city. In 2018 alone the School District lost $61 million dollars to abated properties. That money could have provided 848 counselors, 912 teachers or 120 schools remediated for lead. The reductions to these tax breaks for developers are scheduled to take effect December of this year, but Councilmember Henon is TRYING TO DELAY THIS MONEY GETTING TO OUR SCHOOLS. Why is Mayor Kenney proposing an increase in real estate taxes for everyday philadelphians as MILLIONS are being lost through the 10 Year Tax Abatement? Now is the time to repeal this tax break for the wealthy. #ENDtheABATEMENT @OCOSphl #PayYourFairShare

The Coalition: Philadelphia Student Union, Asian Americans United, VietLead, Philadelphia Home and School Council, PhillySun, Caucus of Working Educators Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, Media Mobilizing Project, Philly Ed Justice Research Collective, Philadelphia Jobs with Justice, Neighborhood Networks, Resource Generation Philly Chapter, 215 People's Alliance, Penn Student Power - PSP, POWER, Philadelphia Debt Collective, Philly DSA, Reclaim Philadelphia and Toxic Free Philly

REGISTER NOW: tinyurl.com/215action

As states across the country take steps to stop the spread of COVID-19--closing schools, canceling events, and shifting to supporting children in their homes and communities--one group of young people is being left behind: the nearly 50,000 youth locked up across the United States.

Despite the rapid spread of COVID-19 in carceral settings, hundreds of young people remain trapped in juvenile detention facilities, jails and prisons in Philadelphia and across the state. In Philly, over 100 young people have been detained for months without a court date in the Juvenile Justice Services Center and the city's adult jails.

We demand the city - Mayor Kenney, First Judicial District leadership, and District Attorney Krasner - act NOW to release all youth so they can be safe at home with their families and communities.

Join us in your car or on bike to make our voices heard!

Register at: www.tinyurl.com/215action

hyperallergic.com

Philadelphia Mayor Proposes Arts Budget of Zero, a Crushing Blow to Local Institutions

“According to Kenny, the city is facing a deficit of $649 million in the coming fiscal year, five times the deficit caused by the financial crisis of 2008. The drastic cuts are necessary, according to the Mayor, because the city is legally prohibited from carrying a deficit. If passed, the city’s $4.4 million budget for arts and culture will be reduced to a resounding zero.
“This is not what I want for our residents — and I understand if this leaves many of you angry,” Kenny said. “Frankly, I’m angry too. But after that anger fades, we must remember exactly what we are dealing with. What we have is both a pandemic and an economic catastrophe.” The proposed budget awaits approval in a City Council vote by July 1.”

https://hyperallergic.com/564026/philadelphia-arts/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sf&utm_source=facebook

hyperallergic.com As statewide cultural grants are rescinded, Mayor Jim Kenny introduces a 2021 budget proposal that totally eliminates the city’s $4.4 million allowance for the arts.

Another great virtual call today with PSU leaders on next steps for organizing young people to demand effective communication, accountability, and responsiveness from city leaders

#YouthSpeakonCOVID19

Tune in today for a special interview with PhillyCAM from 1-2pm that our organization will be participating in to continue the conversation on how young people are navigating their educational experience during #COVID19.

PSU member and Girls High senior Yahnee Acklin will be joining the convo via FB LIVE!
#YouthSpeakonCOVID19

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta

Tune in now for an important conversation on how student, parents, and teachers are navigating the daily challenges to maintain high-quality education experiences now through online learning, during #COVID19 with Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta

PSU member and SLA Beeber Sophmore Qaweeyah Powers will be repping PSU to share students assessment on these issues. #YouthSpeakonCOVID19

Education In The Age of COVD 19 Townhall

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta

Check out one of our members on Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta's townhall!

Education In The Age of COVD 19 Townhall

We want to send a special congrats to two PSU members who will be joining the graduating class of 2020, and have officially accepted their college offers for the fall.

Yahnee Acklin has been a member of PSU over the last 3 years, currently attends the Philadelphia High School for Girls, and has testified publicly before the school board and school district to raise awareness on the issues impacting young people everyday. She will be attending Carleton College in the fall!

Nydirah Torrence became a member in 2019, currently goes to Science Leadership Academy - Beeber, and has participated in student led meetings, and has attended trainings for engaging decision-makers and stakeholders. She will be attending Clarion University in the fall.

#Phillystudentunion
#studentleaders

Our City Our Schools

We invite PHLCouncill to DREAM BIGGER WITH US.

We need to move beyond the usual response to financial instability. Across the country, working class Americans have long held a higher tax burden than our wealthier counterparts. Throughout this health crisis neighbors, friends, families and even strangers are showing up for each other with the limited resources that we do have. In this time of mutual aid those with the biggest financial safety nets must be called on to do the same.

THERE IS ENOUGH IF EVERYONE PAYS THEIR FAIR SHARE.

In 2019, City Council made the first steps towards ending the 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT since it was created in the early 90s . Reductions to this property tax break for developers was a public commitment from our elected officials to move forward with more racial and economic equity. Since 2000, the tax abatement has not only been a driving force in the displacement of Black, Brown and working class Philadelphians, but has also given developers a cumulative tax benefit of over ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

OUR COMMUNITIES CANNOT SURVIVE ANYMORE BUDGET CUTS.

This money could have supported our schools and other public goods across the city, but instead it is in the pockets of some of the wealthiest living in and out of our city. In 2018 alone the School District lost $61 million dollars to abated properties. That money could have provided 848 counselors, 912 teachers or 120 schools remediated for lead. The reductions to these tax breaks for developers are scheduled to take effect December of this year, right on time as our School District faces a projected $64 million immediate hit and a five-year deficit projection of $1 billion as a result of COVID19.

SO WHY IS COUNCILMEMBER HENON TRYING TO DELAY THIS MONEY GETTING TO OUR SCHOOLS ?

Tell City Council EVERYONE needs to Pay Their Fair Share to our schools!

#ENDtheABATEMENT

PHLCouncill Darrell L. Clarke Councilmember Kendra Brooks Councilmember Helen Gym Councilmember Isaiah Thomas Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson Councilmember Derek Green David Oh Councilmember At-Large Allan Domb Councilmember Mark Squilla Cindy Bass Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Office Councilmember Jamie Gauthier Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr. Councilmember Bobby Henon Councilmember María Quiñones-Sánchez Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker Councilman Brian O'Neill

The Our City Our Schools Coalition: Philadelphia Student Union, Asian Americans United, VietLead Philadelphia Home and School Council, PhillySun, Caucus of Working Educators, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, Media Mobilizing Project, Philly Ed Justice Research Collective, Philadelphia Jobs with Justice, Neighborhood Networks, Resource Generation, 215 People's Alliance, Penn Student Power - PSP, POWER, Debt Collective, Philly DSA, Reclaim Philadelphia and Toxic Free Philly

Philly Tech Justice

Superintendent Hite and the School District of Philadelphia told students to go to neighborhood parking lots to get online. This is what #ParkingLotWifi looks like. Mayor Jim Kenney, our students deserve a better classroom, and everyone deserves a better place to access the internet.

Sign on to our demands calling on the mayor and the city to create a comprehensive solution to close the digital divide and get everyone online at phillytechjustice.org

Join our campaign and show us what #ParkingLotWifi looks like in your neighborhood - see instructions at phillytechjustice.org/parking-lot-wifi

charity.gofundme.com

Support PhillySUN through COVID19

Supporting this great org led by black moms on Mother’s Day.

charity.gofundme.com With the future of school funding uncertain we need spaces for school communities to problem solve, and imagine together more than ever! The gaps in equality across our city that PhillySUN has been fighting to address alongisde young people, educators and community members are only ...

phillytrib.com

WorkReady redesigns summertime program for city youth

“Philadelphia youth and young adults will have opportunities to get some summertime skills development, despite the COVID-19 outbreak, through an online collaboration.

The city's Office of Children and Families along with three other agencies -- the Philadelphia Youth Network, Philadelphia Works and WorkReady -- have partnered to develop a virtual summer jobs initiative. They plan to use digital and virtual experiences in helping participants develop workplace skills.”

phillytrib.com Philadelphia youth and young adults will have opportunities to get some summertime skills development, despite the COVID-19 outbreak, through an online collaboration.

Home | The Bullhorn

Statement on the Bullhorn, Philadelphia Student Union and recent Billy Penn article:

The Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) has a longstanding commitment to uplifting student leaders and supporting them in expressing that leadership in their schools and communities.

We want to commend the team at the Bullhorn for being a great example of youth leadership especially during this pandemic. It is a wonderful vehicle for student-led storytelling and a model for others. We look forward to what the Bullhorn team releases in the future.

We admire and support the Bullhorn but want to clarify a few things. Students are at the helm of the newspaper and they deserve all credit. Initially, PSU student members had the idea for a student-led newspaper and brought it to staff. At this early stage, PSU was closely linked to and directly supported the activities that turned into the Bullhorn. The project eventually became independent and is now completely student-led.

The Philadelphia Student Union admires and supports the Bullhorn but is not affiliated with the newspaper. We are proud of our members who are on the editorial staff and all the other student collaborators. We are also happy to support the newspaper in the future. However, the articles and opinions expressed on the Bullhorn do not represent PSU.

The Billy Penn article, unfortunately, did not fully reflect the students’ leadership and labor. As such, we wanted to release this statement. We did not intend to misrepresent the relationship in the article. Nor do we want to continue misrepresenting it by remaining silent. The students at the Bullhorn deserve all credit on their newspaper and your support.

Please visit their website below and appreciate this awesome project directly.

thebullhornnews.com

Philadelphia Jobs with Justice

As working Philadelphians face record-levels of unemployment, our city is on the precipice of an unprecedented drop in revenue. Our schools can’t afford to lose any more funding, and struggling working families can’t afford to make up the difference. The time to demand better for our public schools is NOW, before the aftershock of this public health crisis plunges our schools even deeper into a funding crisis!

Many of our city’s wealthiest “nonprofits” like Penn, Drexel, and Temple don’t pay property taxes at all. This means that our schools are losing out on a TON of revenue because multi-billion dollar institutions like Penn refuse to pay taxes like everyone else! We need our wealthiest institutions to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Philadelphia Jobs with Justice

We're live with Philadelphia Jobs with Justice!

As working Philadelphians face record-levels of unemployment, our city is on the precipice of an unprecedented drop in revenue. Our schools can’t afford to lose any more funding, and struggling working families can’t afford to make up the difference. The time to demand better for our public schools is NOW, before the aftershock of this public health crisis plunges our schools even deeper into a funding crisis!

Many of our city’s wealthiest “nonprofits” like Penn, Drexel, and Temple don’t pay property taxes at all. This means that our schools are losing out on a TON of revenue because multi-billion dollar institutions like Penn refuse to pay taxes like everyone else! We need our wealthiest institutions to be part of the solution, not the problem.

Tonight’s panel discussion to win MORE funding and resources for our public schools in Philly is starting in 1 hour !

PSU member and Masterman Junior Aden Gonzalez will be joining the convo to represent PSU members visions for safe and fully funded schools !

Join the convo!
Info below to register !
#YouthSpeakonCOVID19

Philadelphia Student Union

Philly students are continuing the conversation in how our communities can move forward from this terrible crisis. Check out what one student shared in response to our question on envisioning best steps to keep us safe and our neighborhoods sustainable. #YouthSpeakonCOVID19

Philly students are continuing the conversation in how our communities can move forward from this terrible crisis. Check out what one student shared in response to our question on envisioning best steps to keep us safe and our neighborhoods sustainable. #YouthSpeakonCOVID19

The Coronavirus public health crisis and its aftermath will not affect all students equally. While suburban school districts were able to send their students home with laptops as early as mid-March, Philadelphia has struggled to find a path to online learning. When our public school students do return in the fall, they’ll be back in crowded classrooms and toxic school buildings

Join us tomorrow, May 5th at 6PM for an important panel discussion with teachers, parents, and students about the impact of Coronavirus on our public schools and demand immediate action from our city’s wealthiest institutions. PSU member and Masterman Junior Aden Gonzalez will be repping our org.
#YouthSpeakonCOVID19

To RSVP, Click Here bit.ly/FundingPhillySchools

Today we are proud to launch PSU: Online! It's an official digital re-launch of our ongoing programs. Check out our schedule for May below and some of our upcoming events!

[05/01/20]   Youth Speak on COVID 19

Last night, PSU shared testimony with the Board of Education and Superintendent to raise awareness on issues that are impacting students during this current global health crisis.

Check out our testimony down below calling for accountability, transparency, and responsiveness from our city leaders and share thoughts or comments on last night's BOE meeting! #YouthSpeakOnCOVID19

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Philadelphia?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

PSA for School Budget Hearing
PSU PSA on Policy 805
Stepping Into Our Vision
PSU needs a new home!

Location

Category

Telephone

Address


501 S. 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
19143

General information

Twitter: @215studentunion
Other Education in Philadelphia (show all)
GolfShape GolfShape
Philadelphia

GolfShape® helps players of every age & aspiration to feel better, shoot lower scores and have more fun. We offer Total Game Improvement...guaranteed!

Emergence Education Press Emergence Education Press
Philadelphia

Emergence Education Press is a Philadelphia based publishing company producing books by fresh voices with the power to transform individuals and society.

Philadelphia School Partnership Philadelphia School Partnership
150 S Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, 19106

Established in 2011, our mission is to ensure that every child in Philadelphia attends a great school and graduates from high school prepared for college or the work world beyond school.

Transborder Educators Transborder Educators
851 Red Lion Rd, Ste E4
Philadelphia, 19115

We provide live seminars, lectures, professional development workshops, and full-length academic courses online in STEM fields to students in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Magnolia Moon Birth Magnolia Moon Birth
Passyunk Square
Philadelphia, 19148

Birth & Postpartum Doula Services. Childbirth Education (private and group classes). Serving Philadelphia and South Jersey.

Illuminate Philadelphia Illuminate Philadelphia
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, 19104

You are invited to Illuminate Philadelphia's Light Now! When: Thursday Oct. 13, 2016 Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Where: The HUB at the Cira Center

Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street And The Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, 19130

A group of art lovers, 21 & over, committed to supporting the Philadelphia Museum of Art through social events, programs, & volunteer opportunities focused on the Museum’s collections

KGL Skin Study Center in Center City KGL Skin Study Center in Center City
932 Pine Street
Philadelphia, 19107

KGL Skin Study Center works with many pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies testing products typically sold in drug stores or department stores.

Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society Philadelphia Regional Ophthalmic Society
Philadelphia

PROS is the primary resource for information regarding educational programs and certification.

Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution
121 S Broad St Ste 1910
Philadelphia, 19107

Established in 1888, Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution is devoted to educating the public about the struggle to achieve American independence. Members are descendants of those who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Duane Morris Institute Duane Morris Institute
30 S 17th St
Philadelphia, 19103

Education that empowers your leadership. http://duanemorrisinstitute.com

American Pharmacists Association APhA-ASP at Jefferson American Pharmacists Association APhA-ASP at Jefferson
Philadelphia, 19107

Become a member. Get involved. Make a difference—in your community, in your career, and in your profession.