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Driving Change

For Children

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.

Upcoming Events & Activities

June 23

National Immigration Summit

Don’t miss this summit focused on centering the needs of immigrant children and their families. Join us to learn about child-forward policies, shifting the narrative surrounding immigrants, and more!

July 28

Full ST(E)AM Ahead! Creating an Equitable Path to STEM Careers

This annual event will uplift the work of industry leaders and educators working to improve access to STEM education for all students, with particular emphasis on building a diverse and qualified workforce.

September 22

Hats off to Children: The State of Children in North Texas

 Join us back at the Hotel ZaZa for our annual North Texas event. Guests will enjoy food, specialty drinks, a hat contest, silent auction and more – all in support of CHILDREN AT RISK’s research and advocacy efforts for children in North Texas!

November 4

Una Notte in Italia

Please join us for Una Notte in Italia “celebrity” men’s fashion show and gala. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine and wine, a live and silent auction  and late night dancing. The highlight of the evening is the “celebrity” men’s fashion show where prominent local businessmen and athletes walk the runway for this worthy cause.

The Latest from C@R

ECE Team Hosts Virtual Texas Tour

ECE Team Hosts Virtual Texas Tour

CHILDREN AT RISK ECE Team presented new data & gathered stakeholder feedback in 10 texas cities During the weeks of April 11 and April 25, the Children At Risk Early Childhood Education Team hosted roundtable discussions with ECE providers, advocates, and...

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Our Causes

Early Education

K-12 Education

Human Trafficking

Health & Nutrition

New American Children

Family Well-Being


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