Speaking Out +

Driving Change

For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

october 21

HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

Houston ISD Trustee elections are just around the corner! Join CHILDREN AT RISK on October 21 at 6:oo p.m. to hear directly from District 1, 5, 6, 7, and 9 candidates. 

October 29

A Full Plate: National Food Security Summit

We are imagining a world where no child or young adult goes hungry.  Join us to discover innovative practices in distribution, federal policy implications on hunger, and supply-chain challenges.

november 4

Equity Starts Early

During this event, experts and advocates will share research and best practices for creating racially equitable early childhood policies that address structural inequities in access, quality, and the early childhood workforce.

November 12

Una Notte In Italia

Presented by Festari for Men and benefiting CHILDREN AT RISK, this annual celebrity men’s fashion show will be a night to remember. 

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

C@R to Host HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

C@R to Host HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

Elections for Trustees for the Houston Independent School District Board are this November!  Come meet the candidates and hear how they plan to address educational inequity, the challenges for both teachers and students because of the COVID pandemic, and addressing...

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