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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.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Hats off to Children: The State of Children in North Texas
Join us back at the Hotel ZaZa for our annual North Texas event. Guests will enjoy food, specialty drinks, a hat contest, silent auction and more – all in support of CHILDREN AT RISK’s research and advocacy efforts for children in North Texas!
Accolades: The Academy Awards of Child Advocacy
At this annual event, we will enjoy a delicious lunch as we honor and give accolades to outstanding individuals and organizations that advocate on behalf of Texas children.
The State of Latinx Children in America
The 2nd annual State of Latinx Children in America will set the stage looking at Latinx children’s current state of education, economic justice, health, & mental health. Join us as we dive into the experiences & policies that shape Latinx children’s wellbeing and resiliency.
The Children’s Legislative Agenda
CHILDREN AT RISK is hosting a virtual event to present a Children’s Legislative Agenda for the 88th Texas Legislative Session. Experts will share research and data along with policy recommendations to improve the lives of children specifically in the areas.
The Latest from C@R
COVID-19 changed our public education landscape nearly overnight. Thousands of Texas schools and nearly 5.5 million students faced a school year like never before. Schools had to quickly develop tools andresources that would support the pivot to a virtual classroom...
As published in Dallas Morning News, August 31, 2022.Even as families are enjoying the first weeks of the school year, the challenges facing our education system remain more of the same. Many schools still have teacher vacancies and don’t have subject-certified...
CHILDREN AT RISK is hosting policy roundtables in 11 major cities around Texas throughout the fall. During the roundtables, C@R will be discussing the upcoming 88th Texas Legislative Session and leading local conversations around legislative priorities to build a...
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