Speaking Out +

Driving Change

For Children

Upcoming Events & Activities

october 21

HISD Trustee Candidate Forum

Houston ISD Trustee elections are just around the corner! Join CHILDREN AT RISK on October 21 at 6:oo p.m. to hear directly from District 1, 5, 6, 7, and 9 candidates. 

October 29

A Full Plate: National Food Security Summit

We are imagining a world where no child or young adult goes hungry.  Join us to discover innovative practices in distribution, federal policy implications on hunger, and supply-chain challenges.

november 4

Equity Starts Early

During this event, experts and advocates will share research and best practices for creating racially equitable early childhood policies that address structural inequities in access, quality, and the early childhood workforce.

November 12

Una Notte In Italia

Presented by Festari for Men and benefiting CHILDREN AT RISK, this annual celebrity men’s fashion show will be a night to remember. 

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

Early Educator Survey – English

Early Educator Survey – English

CHILDREN AT RISK is conducting an Early Educator Survey. We would love to hear from you about your current experience in the field. Responses will help develop and advocate for equitable policies that improve early childhood education for all children and educators in Texas.

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C@R & Shell Host Racial Equity in STEM Education Webinar

C@R & Shell Host Racial Equity in STEM Education Webinar

Teachers and administrators have spent the past 18 months re-envisioning the possibilities of the traditional classroom and what the future of education may hold for students today. On August 4th, CHILDREN AT RISK hosted "Racial Equity in STEM Education," a webinar...

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Congress Must Act to Protect DACA Recipients and Families

Congress Must Act to Protect DACA Recipients and Families

  On Friday, July 16, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. Established in 2012, DACA enables certain immigrants to obtain work permits and avoid deportation. The program currently provides a...

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