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CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a non-partisan research and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to understanding and addressing the root causes of child poverty and inequality. Established in 1989 by Houston child advocates and researchers, CHILDREN AT RISK has grown into a statewide organization tackling Texas children and families’ most pressing needs.

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for change to improve children’s quality of life through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.


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.


For more than 33 years, CHILDREN AT RISK has been the voice for children and families who are affected by poverty; food insecurity; lack of health insurance and access to quality medical care; inadequate educational opportunities, including early childhood education; and human trafficking.

The brief video below highlights these issues:

CHILDREN AT RISK is choosing to fight for more than normal. We are focused on the holistic needs of children in North Texas and across the state; we educate our leaders in industry and government and advocate for policies that improve the lives of all our children and their families. Today, we are transforming the ways we serve the seven million-plus Texas children.

Please consider supporting our efforts to speak and drive change for children with a gift today!

Equity Statement

Our goal is to improve equity and justice for all Texas children and families and to find solutions for problems that disproportionately affect communities of color. We do this by collecting data to identify inequities, collaborating for community-driven solutions, and advocating for equitable systems.

CHILDREN AT RISK has also identified diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core organizational value. We believe the power of diversity enriches us all by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions. CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and board and to honor their experiences, perspectives, and unique identities; and strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Grayson, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Other, Native American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American

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2904 Floyd Street
Dallas, TX 75204



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