Speaking Out +

Driving Change


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.

Upcoming Events & Activities


Immigration Reform and the Impact on Children: A Town Hall Discussion

Nearly 17 million children in the United States have at least one foreign-born parent who is either a naturalized citizen, a lawfully present immigrant or an undocumented immigrant. 

MARCH 7-12

Cuba Learning Tour

On behalf of CHILDREN AT RISK will lead a learning tour March 7 – 12, 2023 to educate guests and staff on health, education and welfare issues facing children in Havana, Cuba and how it applies to children in the U.S.


Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

This virtual summit, made possible by The Marsh Foundation, will convene the most innovative thinking on the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions in anti-trafficking work.


Early Childhood Education Rally Day

C@R along with families, child care providers, business communities, nonprofit organizations and other key stakeholders will join together to highlight the importance of access to quality affordable child care to working families and the Texas Economy. 

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Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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