MPA Community Service Learning Efforts Helped Kick-Start “Adopt a Storm Drain” of South San Francisco City

South San Francisco City announced on February 6, 2017 that its “Adopt a Storm Drain” initiative is off to a great start, with over 30 volunteers to help keep South San Francisco beautiful. Keeping the drains open is especially important during the fall and winter rainy season when debris can clog drains and can cause street and sidewalk flooding.

“Adopt a Storm Drain” got up and running with the help of our Community Service Learning (CSL) project team from the class of PA 727 (Program and Service Delivery) last Fall 2016. Providing initial design and outreach concepts over the semester to get the project kick-started, the CSL team was composed of Anthony Perez, Hilary Douglas, Lana Martinez, and Samantha Akwei, in Professor Ernita Joaquin’s pilot service learning class. CSL classes are being promoted across SF State to integrate engagement, service, and reflective learning within the course goals.

“I’m personally very excited about this initiative, as it gets our community involved in helping keep our City clean and safe,” said Councilmember Mark Addiego. “Doing little things like picking up trash and litter will go a long way in helping prevent future flooding in our City.”

Here is the City’s formal press release http://www.ssf.net/DocumentCenter/View/15189. The mayor even did a video to show how easy it is to sign up.

Congratulations to the CSL Team and we wish South San Francisco City success!

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