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Upcoming Events & Activities
87th Texas Legislative Session
Visit our advocacy action center to find our current legislative resources and bill watchlist.
Racial Equity in STEM Education
Presented by Shell Oil Company, join us for an interactive discussion on racial inequities in STEM education and the career sector.
The Resegregation of American Schools: The Economics of Inequity
The legacy of school segregation continues today. Join us to unpack the economic factors perpetuating segregation and ways schools can encourage and support diverse student bodies.
2021 Anti-Trafficking Summit
Join anti-trafficking experts for a discussion on the need for standardized data, common language & definitions, and more inclusive measures of impact in the fight against human trafficking.
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
We use research and data to understand the needs of Texas children and their families. This research drives our advocacy agenda and helps us develop evidence-based policy recommendations.
Research and data alone are not enough to drive change for children. We use our research to develop policy recommendations that have the most impact and speak up to inform policymakers.
We work better together. We rely on partners across the state to support our research and data collection, provide regional insights, and amplify our advocacy efforts through collective action.
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