Speaking Out +

Driving Change

For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

87th Texas Legislative Session

Visit our advocacy action center to find our current legislative resources and bill watchlist.

August 4th

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. 

August 18th

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.

Sept 10th

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. 

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

Data & Research

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. 

Policy Advocacy

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. 

Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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The Latest from C@R

Congress Must Act to Protect DACA Recipients and Families

Congress Must Act to Protect DACA Recipients and Families

  On Friday, July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. Established in 2012, DACA enables certain immigrants to obtain work permits and avoid deportation. The program currently provides a...

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C@R Hosts Roundtable with JFS Authors on Youth Suicide

C@R Hosts Roundtable with JFS Authors on Youth Suicide

Content Warning: Discussion of Suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org  for 24 hour support. Even before the pandemic, youth...

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Opinion: Vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth need support

Opinion: Vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth need support

Coming out is a testimony in itself. I told my mother when I was a sophomore in college.   Preparing to come out wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. I drafted numerous speeches and spent countless tearful nights racked with anxiety. But, to my surprise, the best speech...

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