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Driving Change

For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

87th Texas Legislative Session

Visit our advocacy action center to find our current legislative resources and bill watchlist.

August 4th

Racial Equity in STEM Education

Presented by Shell Oil Company, join us for an interactive discussion on racial inequities in STEM education and the career sector. 

August 18th

The Resegregation of American Schools: The Economics of Inequity

The legacy of school segregation continues today. Join us to unpack the economic factors perpetuating segregation and ways schools can encourage and support diverse student bodies.

Sept 10th

2021 Anti-Trafficking Summit

Join anti-trafficking experts for a discussion on the need for standardized data, common language & definitions, and more inclusive measures of impact in the fight against human trafficking. 

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

March Round-Up: Advocates in Action

March Round-Up: Advocates in Action

Advocates in Action As the 87th Texas Legislative Session heats up, Children at Risk advocates are hard at work supporting and drawing attention to good bills for kids. So far this session, Children at Risk has hosted three advocacy days and virtual rallies,...

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TXFLC Hosts Roundtable on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

TXFLC Hosts Roundtable on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

In response to recent and upcoming delegation visits to migrant centers, the Texas Immigration Network, a Texas Family Leadership Council (TXFLC) workgroup, hosted a virtual roundtable to unpack the current issue of unaccompanied children at the Texas border. Speaking...

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