With four years of our lives here at SMU, we’ve got many memories to relive our times here— whether it’s striving for stellar grades or leading our passion projects. Community service is a big part of SMU life. There’s something about building something meaningful and bigger than yourself, for the people and communities around us.
What does it take to lead and run SMU’s longest-running and largest community service project, starringSMU? Founded in 2007, starringSMU has surely grown over the years. One of their signature events is starringCARWASH, a one-day event where hundreds of volunteers wash thousands of cars for a good cause. Last year in 2015, the team raised $23,000, almost triple the amount raised in 2007! This year’s carwash will happen on 30 and 31 July 2016.
We speak to Jackie Goh, a community leader at “My Buona Vista Place” and Shaun Chung, president of starringSMU’15, to find out more.