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Preventing Food Insecurity in Texas: How to Implement a School Food Pantry

By Stacy Cantu-Pawlik In Texas, 14.3% of children live in food insecure homes. That’s 1.4 million Texas households! Sadly, Texas is 1 out of 15 states in the U.S. with higher food insecurity rates. These children do not know where their next meal will come from, thus...

What is HBO 680 and how does it impact children?

Child care providers (often referred to as “day care”) are important to our communities, and in Texas, about half of them care for low-income kids with working parents who receive financial assistance (or “subsidy”) from the Texas Workforce Commission. Even though...

Quality Child Care & the 86th Texas Legislature

During the 86th Texas Legislative Session, CHILDREN AT RISK  diligently supported legislation that would improve access to quality child care across Texas. To help legislators understand the scope and impact of child care deserts in their home districts, C@R created...

Be Prepared: 2019 Hurricane Season is Here

By Champale Watkins, Disaster Recovery and Research Intern As we prepare for the 2019 hurricane season, it is important to begin thinking about how to prepare in case a hurricane strikes and evacuation is necessary. When a storm is near it is difficult and time...

Building Gold Ribbon Schools

To understand school quality, each year CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) ranks and grades schools across Texas. C@R celebrates schools that rise beyond expectations and excel academically. Gold Ribbon Schools are an example of these campuses that outperform their peers. More...


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