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CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. We consider the whole child by tracking issues across children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. Committed to action beyond the data, we use our research to advocate on behalf of all Texas children.

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2020 Kroger School Food Rankings

Across Texas, over 3 million low-income students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals through federal programs such as the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  For many of these children, meals eaten at school are the only...

Letter to Congress Regarding COVID-19 & Child Care

"The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a longstanding truth: child care is one of the most critical institutions for our state’s employers, families, and children’s health and education. However, if Congress fails to support our child care providers and educators...

What COVID-19 Means for Texas Children & Families

As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to grow, many across the country, including our own CHILDREN AT RISK staff, are doing their part to “flatten the curve” by closing up shop, canceling events, and working from home. To...

Investment & Innovation

Exposure to high-quality early childhood education (ECE) is the foundation for future academic success, especially for children from low-income backgrounds. Increasing access to subsidized child care and public pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) opportunities are some of the...

Texas Rising Star Recommendations

Every four years, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reviews and updates the Texas Rising Star (TRS) guidelines. CHILDREN AT RISK has developed a high-level overview of the TRS Workgroup’s recommendations to help the public prepare for TWC’s upcoming TRS Public...


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