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
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.
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 Areas of Expertise
CHILDREN AT RISK focuses on 3 key areas that can help break the cycle of poverty and enable children to learn, thrive, and meet their full potential.
Opportunity & Resiliency
We are committed to viewing all the work we do with an Equity & Justice lens and a Immigrant Children Lens.
Equity & Justice
Upcoming Events & Activities
Virtual Texas Tour
CHILDREN AT RISK will be facilitating community conversations discussing the effects of the 88th Regular Legislative Session on Early Childhood Education and next steps for continuing to build a robust child care system in Texas that supports young children and their families. 11:30AM – 1:00pm CST
Accolades: The Texas Academy Awards of Child Advocacy
At this annual event, attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch as we honor and give accolades to outstanding child advocactes and nonprofit organizations driving change and making life better for Texas children.
2023 STEM Summit
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.
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