PRE-K IN TEXAS : A CRITICAL COMPONENT FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

CHILDREN AT RISK’s latest publication tracks the academic success of pre-K students from 2010 to the end of their 3rd grade year in 2015. READ MORE

OUR CAUSES

Education

Ensuring all Texas children have access to high quality public education and early education.

Parenting

Providing parents with evidence-based resources to support safe, healthy, and nurturing families.

Human Trafficking

Using collaborative advocacy and community education to ensure no child is for sale.

Health and Nutrition

Ensuring all Texas children, families, schools and communities have access to healthy foods.

OUR STRATEGIES

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission: CHILDREN AT RISK serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.

What We Do: Through its research and advocacy programs, CHILDREN AT RISK is a well-known leader in understanding the health, safety and economic indicators impacting children, and educating public policy makers about their importance in improving the lives of children.

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

NEWS AND EVENTS

News

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...

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...

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...

Events