Welcome to the ESU...

The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a membership organization whose mission is carried out locally by the efforts of Branch members.  As an ESU member, you are contributing both financially and personally to programs that enrich the lives of students and educators through a diverse range of local and national programs.  Additionally, members expand their own social network by being invited to cultural and social events, speakers and book author events, regional and national events as well as invitations to international travel opportunities.

The Boston Branch of The English-Speaking Union is a membership association with some 100 active member households and over 150 "friends," who support our educational programs – the annual Shakespeare Competition for High School Students, the new Middle School Public Speaking Competition, and workshops for teachers, as well as a variety of programs run by the National ESU.

Our members come from the city of Boston, and from towns in the greater metropolitan area. Some have a long association with the ESU, having participated in one of our educational programs; others are drawn to our many activities for members, which offer a chance to socialize, broaden intellectual and cultural horizons, and travel.

The Boston ESU welcomes new members.

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Membership dues are as follows:

Junior* $45
Single $100
Couple $150
Sustaining $125

*36 & Under

Additional Contributions

You can help the Boston Branch execute our mission locally by donating to the Branch Shakespeare Fund and the Middle School Public Speaking Comp. Fund.  These funds provide for educational and cultural opportunities for local teachers and students.

Consider Joining as a National Patron

National Patron Membership provides higher level support to programs that enrich the lives of our members, teachers, and thousands of high school and college students nationwide.  National Patrons receive local and national recognition and invitations to exclusive events.  Up to one half of your contribution can be designated to support your branch. 

National Patron Program Description: Download PDF

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Tax Information: The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a 501(c)(3) organization .  Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID: 13-1623995