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Driving Change

For Children

The Latest from C@R

Molto Grazie!

On behalf of Children At Risk and Festari for Men, we thank you for attending the annual Una Notte in Italia "celebrity" men's fashion show and gala! The event was a smashing success and you helped us set a fundraising record!   We deeply appreciate your support and...

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Which Texas Schools Were Most Resilient?

Which Texas Schools Were Most Resilient?

For more than a decade, CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) has ranked and graded Texas public schools to help parents, educators, and community members understand how schools in their community are performing, and to spark dialogue on the quality of public education across Texas....

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The Importance of Structured Sleep for Families: Bedtime Tips

The Importance of Structured Sleep for Families: Bedtime Tips

Bedtime can be a difficult time for parents and their children. Bedtime routines, bedtime stories, and cuddles all help prepare children for sleep. A structured routine helps to ensure that the child is well-rested in order to grow their brain cells! Bedtimes are not...

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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


Hurricane Harvey

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For the 7.3 million children in Texas, you can be by giving a monthly recurring donation to Children at Risk.

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