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For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

87th Texas Legislative Session

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

June 23rd

Immigration Summit

Millions of children in the US have at least one foreign-born parent.  Join us to discuss topics affecting immigrant families including immigration policy, health, public benefits, farmworker issues, and more.

June 29th

87th Session Debrief

The 87th Legislative Session ended with both wins and missed opportunities for Texas kids and families. Join us on June 29th to unpack what went down and what it all means for our children!

July 21RD

The Future of Children: Ending Childhood Poverty

Join the Texas Family Leadership Council for a deep dive into what poverty really looks like in the 21st-century and to unpack what recent federal shifts in poverty policy will mean for low-income families.

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

How did Children Fare in the 87th Texas Legislative Session?

How did Children Fare in the 87th Texas Legislative Session?

As the dust settles on the 87th Texas Legislative Session, Children at Risk advocates are still processing recently passed legislation and evaluating their potential impact on the lives of Texas families. Over the last 140 days, Children at Risk registered support for...

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May Round-Up: Busy Session, Bright Futures

May Round-Up: Busy Session, Bright Futures

The 87th Texas Legislative Session comes to a close The regular 87th Texas Legislative session wraps up in just a few days at midnight on Monday, May 31st. CHILDREN AT RISK staff have been working around the clock to support the public policies Texas families need...

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