ESU Organizations Participate in Adopt-A-Block Cleanup Program in East Stroudsburg

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Six East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) organizations recently cleaned streets in East Stroudsburg Borough as part of an Adopt-A-Block program  sponsored by the ESU Campus-Community Coalition, an initiative of the ESU Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Services Office.

Four ESU students majoring in exercise science and members of the ESU Exercise Science Club participated in a cleanup on March 30, 2013, on Analomink Street. Attached photo #1: Danielle Consalvo, a senior from Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa., president of the ESU Exercise Science Club, assists with cleanup on Analomink Street. In photo # 2, from left: Dustin Nickel, a senior from Swaintown, N.J.; Richard Honore, a sophomore from Orange, N.J.; Xena Mei, a freshman from Whitehall, Pa., and Consalvo helped with cleanup on Analomink Street.

Other recent Adopt-A-Block cleanups were conducted on South Green Street by the ESU Biology Club; Broadhead Avenue by the ESU Public Relations Student Society of America; Prospect Street and East Brown Street by ESU Athletics; Ridgeway Avenue by the Warrior Elite, a student ambassador group at ESU committed to the development of programs and activities that instill a sense of pride in the ESU community, and North Green Street by the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association of ESU.

Seventeen ESU organizations regularly clean 18 streets in the borough.

The ESU Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Services Office provides both education and prevention services regarding responsible student decision-making toward drinking, tobacco, and other drugs. Its goal is to inform students and arm them with honest knowledge to make better overall choices while in school and after graduation. It aims to foster the use of best practices to guide comprehensive efforts to reduce and eliminate dangerous underage drinking and subsequent consequences experienced by ESU students. The overall mission is to reinforce the academic charge of ESU by planning, coordinating, and supporting campus efforts that reduce dangerous and illegal drug and alcohol use.

The mission of the ESU Campus-Community Coalition is to reduce dangerous and illegal drug and alcohol use, implement strategies to reduce destructive behaviors and triggers to such behavior, increase awareness about these issues, impact a positive relationship between ESU and local communities and improve the well-being of the campus and community through proactive learning and collaborative action.

For more information about the Adopt-a-Block program, ESU Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Services and the ESU Campus-Community Coalition, please contact coordinator Alyson Patascher at 570-422-3298 or by email at