H-E-B  Supports Texas Family Leadership Council

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Beloved Texas grocery-store chain H-E-B has generously provided Children at Risk with $15,000.00 to support the growth of the nonprofit’s statewide collaborative Texas Family Leadership Council (TXFLC). Spurred by the pandemic, CHILDREN AT RISK launched TXFLC in April 2020 to respond to the statewide need for accessible information, coordinated support, and collective policy action.  Made up of direct service organizations, education professionals, healthcare providers, community advocates, and more, the TXFLC is a powerful and diverse group that encourages cross-sectoral collaboration spanning the entire state. 

The TXFLC brings these stakeholders to the table to identify the most pressing needs for our youth, develop a collective call to action and present a joint advocacy front. This collaborative group is committed to ensuring the collective efforts to support Texas families are effective and build the momentum necessary to support Texas’ most vulnerable children. 

H-E-B proudly gives back to their local communities under their campaign #HEBHelpingHere. Under their pillars, the family-owned business vows to commit to helping families in the communities they serve. From supporting educators and disaster relief to partnering with local minority-owned businesses to support supplier diversity, H-E-B strives to make the lives of hard-working Texans better.  

“We are thankful for H-E-B’s commitment to Texas families and investment in the Texas Family Leadership Council,” said CHILDREN AT RISK president and CEO, Dr. Bob Sanborn. “Now more than ever, our state needs cross-sector collaboration to ensure children have equitable opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.” 

With H-E-B’s generous support, Texas Family Leadership Council will: 

    • Develop collective calls to action that move the needle for Texas’ most vulnerable children and families. 
    • Build cross-sectoral partnerships that empower local communities. 
    • Coordinate child and family-focused interim charges that ensure the 88th Legislative Session brings to lite public policy that moves the needle for Texas families. 

Strengthen the collaborative power of TXFLC workgroups to implement a robust advocacy response for state and local decision-makers and ensure that non-profits have the knowledge necessary to allocate resources with a strong emphasis on equity.  Existing workgroups include the Texas Rural Advocates Coalition (TRAC), Texas Racial Equity Collaborative (TREC), Texas Immigration Network (TIN), Health Advocates Coalition (HAC), and Public Policy and Advocacy Workgroup (PPAW). 

To learn more about the Texas Family Leadership Council, visit our webpage below.  

CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. CHILDREN AT RISK considers the whole child by tracking issues in children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. Committed to action beyond the data, CHILDREN AT RISK drives evidence-based change by speaking out on behalf of children.


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