Partnering with local universities to provide meaningful and relevant experience for students


Readers 2 Leaders is an approved Off-Campus Work Study Partner for the Southern Methodist University and University of Dallas Work Study programs. SMU and UD students eligible for Federal Work Study can apply to work on a variety of projects and tasks, from direct tutoring to development and marketing. 

If you are a student eligible for the Work Study Program at a listed partner college/university, or if you are the Work Study coordinator at a local college/university and interested in partnering with Readers 2 Leaders, please contact us at or (214) 905-0095 for more information.

I enjoy nurturing the potential that each child and teen has to succeed beyond their own expectations. I could be working with some of our future leaders and policymakers - the kids who will grow up to have a significant voice in the future of our communities.
— Hannah Beltran, SMU Work Study Intern