Portland Urban Debate League (PUDL)

BIPOC-Led Organization


To address opportunity gaps in education and empower students through competitive policy debate to become engaged learners and critical thinkers who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

Bottom Line for Portland

The academic and personal rewards of debate are unique. These rewards include development of critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills, which are not consistently taught in the classroom. Policy debate creates a platform for students to discover their passion for learning and become empowered to succeed.


"Debate enabled me to surpass my limits. I do not think for a second that I would have reached where I am now without the skills I learned from debate"

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We surveyed 97 students across the six schools we serve. 41% of our students are non-white, 46% qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, and 46% of our students are female. But beyond the makeup of our students, debate allows students to criticize institutions - racism, sexism, ableism, are all part of our discussions of topics we address in debate. 


All donations over $10 on December 12th will be entered to win a free month of practice with Crow City Roller Derby! Must be over 18 to receive the month of practice, the month of practice does not include gear or skates, only one person will win!

Business Partner(s)

Crow City Roller Derby (https://crowcityderby.com/)

$3,998 raised of $5,000 goal
84 donations
80% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2019

Tax ID: 82-1341718

Portland Urban Debate League (PUDL) is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America

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