C@R Blog

The Early Investment Project: Subsidized Child Care in Texas

12/13/16 In preparation for the upcoming 85th Legislative Session, CHILDREN AT RISK has continued to research and collaborate with statewide partners on policy priorities and community needs. We completed 9-city Texas Tour to release key findings on the state-funded child care system. Texas’ child care subsidy system provides over $500 million per year for child care assistance...

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Website Allegedly Linked to Human Trafficking

*Originally Posted on 10/7/2016 The CEO of Backpage.com, a popular marketplace for online commercial sex, was arrested on Thursday in Houston on orders from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and charged with conspiracy and pimping of minors. Advocates have long argued that Backpage.com is linked to sex trafficking activity, particularly the sex trafficking of...

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Fighting Food Insecurity in North Texas

*Originally posted on 9/19/2016 *Feeding America (2013). Map the Meal Gap 2015: Child Food Insecurity in Texas by County in 2013. Retrieved from www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/2013/TX_AllCounties_CDs_CFI_2013.pdf Food insecurity prevents young students from reaching their full potential. In addition, it can lead to severe health problems such as obesity. CHILDREN AT RISK works to reduce and combat...

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Combatting Human Trafficking in North Texas

*Originally posted on 9/12/2016 *Statistic taken from https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/houston/news/press-releases/texans-unite-against-human-trafficking-local-state-and-federal-agencies-launch-statewide-campaign   The presence of human trafficking in Texas is strong, but is often hidden from view. CHILDREN AT RISK addresses this prevalent issue in several ways: 1. Focusing on demand (or buyer) reduction 2. Improving access to training for policemen, teachers, etc. 3. Promoting awareness through Community...

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Improving Access to Parent Education in North Texas

*Originally Posted on 9/6/2016 “The State of Parent Education in Dallas County: Opportunities for the Future” (December 2014) Parents play a vital role in their child’s life. CHILDREN AT RISK aims to ensure that parent child relationships are healthy and nurturing in several ways:         1. Expanding the availability of evidence-based parenting classes 2. Providing...

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Improving Education in North Texas

* Originally posted on 8/29/2016 *Texas Education Agency. (2015). Texas academic performance report 2014-15 district profiles.   CHILDREN AT RISK understands the barriers facing Texas children in terms of education and aims to break down these barriers:   1. Our Annual School Rankings are published to inform parents and stakeholders on the quality of Texas...

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Photography For The Kids

David Stiff Photography in North Texas and Mindy Harmon Photography in the Houston Area are proud to support CHILDREN AT RISK. When you donate $99 or more to CHILDREN AT RISK, you will receive a $500 gift certificate to your choice of either outstanding photography studio. This gift certificate covers a non-transferable $250 session...

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2016 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings

* Originally Posted 5/23/2016 CHILDREN AT RISK is pleased to have completed the 2016 Annual School Rankings. Click here to view the methodology for the 2016 CHILDREN AT RISK Annual School Rankings, including the following measures by which schools are measured: Student Achievement Index – Performance on STAAR Reading and Math tests Campus Performance Index...

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#BigGiveHouston

*Originally posted on 5/2/2016 It’s time to get up and give to CHILDREN AT RISK during the first annual Big Give Houston! Let’s make history together on May 3rd as nonprofits across Houston unite for this 24 hour online giving event. Participate by donating online from midnight – midnight on Tuesday and interact with us...

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