Learning Events

convening for change

CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to hosting free events that engage the public and help them drive change for children. We aim to share research, unpack pressing policy issues, and highlight diverse community perspectives from across Texas. All events are virtual. 

CHILDREN AT RISK is holding ten free, virtual learning events in 2023 to convene experts, community organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss a range of important topics impacting children across Texas and beyond. Click below to register for all ten events.

February 16, 2023
State of Black Children in Texas Summit

Join us for the third annual State of Black Children in Texas summit, bringing together statewide experts to explore some of the major challenges Black children across Texas face throughout their lives, from basic needs to fair justice. This summit will then present opportunities to address these challenges, highlight the work already being done in the field, and prepare attendees with best practices to support Black children’s development at every stage. A learning and sharing event, this summit is one of the most highly rated and inspirational events of the year.

March 16, 2023
Anti-Human Trafficking Summit

This virtual summit, made possible by The Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation, will convene the most innovative thinking on the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions in anti-trafficking work. Advancements made in the tech sector hold consequences for traffickers and those working to counter trafficking. Technology is used to the detriment of victims through social media to contact and recruit, post advertisements of services that can be purchased from their victims, and communicate with buyers within trafficking rings. However, technological advancements provide opportunities to monitor activity, locate and provide survivors with resources, collect and analyze data leading to the prosecution of traffickers, and streamline communication between anti-trafficking actors and agencies. Join us as we discuss ICT solutions to this challenging issue.

April 27, 2023

Motherhood Summit

The second annual Motherhood Summit will dissect some of the most pressing issues facing Texas mothers. The health and well-being of mothers have a direct impact on their children and family. We’ll be exploring the intersectionality of topics such as prenatal care, child care, mental health, and economic justice, and how we can make sure that Texas moms get the care and support they deserve. Join us in the conversation!

May 11, 2023

Early Childhood Education Summit

A quality and sustainable early childhood education system is essential to our state’s economy. Join child care providers, advocates, and business leaders to discuss the growing care crisis, disparities in child care access, inequities in the workforce, and how state and federal policymakers are working to address these challenges and more!

June 8, 2023

Future of Children Summit

Featuring experts from across multiple subject matters, this summit will unpack issues ranging from education to health and nutrition, explore innovative solutions, and showcase real-world applications from those working in the field. Attendees will learn about bold and innovative practices that will help improve the future for all Texas children and families that they can take back and implement in their own communities.

June 22, 2023

Immigration Summit

Our Immigration Summit will explore the unique challenges facing immigrant children and their families. Join us to learn about child-centered immigration policies, the greatest challenges in meeting basic needs, and how to continue to shift the narrative surrounding immigrants. Our summit will bring together experts and child and family advocates from across the country!

July 20, 2023

Legislative Debrief

Once the dust settles on the 88th regular Texas Legislative Session, CHILDREN AT RISK advocates will dive into the details to highlight what legislation passed, where there were missed opportunities, and what it all means for Texas children.

September 21, 2023

Education Summit

Join us to hear from educators and community leaders working in the field to provide both teachers and students with a high-quality learning experience. Experts from across the nation will share innovative practices and creative solutions to education challenges. Attendees will leave the summit equipped with the knowledge of which public policies and community solutions will help both students and teachers thrive, and what they can do to help make this a reality.

October 12, 2023

State of Latinx Children Summit

Latinx children are disproportionately disadvantaged when it comes to everything from education to poverty. The State of Latinx Children summit will take a closer look at the unique challenges faced by Latinx children growing up in the US. From health and education to economic justice, experts will discuss what needs to be done to improve their lives. Join us in raising awareness and celebrating the Latinx community!

November 9, 2023

STEM Summit

Our last summit of the year will dive into the issues of STEM education, focusing on building a robust and qualified pipeline of professionals. A  learning opportunity for educators and community leaders, this event  will highlight the work of STEM industry leaders, educators, and nonprofit innovators working to improve access to STEM education for all students. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what they can do to support the next generation of STEM professionals.

Have questions about joining us as a sponsor or partner on an upcoming Learning Event? Reach out to Courtney at cmattox@childrentatrisk.org