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Children at Risk Newsletter
Children at Risk

December, 2013

During this time of thanks giving, we want to say that we are thankful for all that you have helped us accomplish for the children of Texas in 2013. We are looking forward to another year with you and invite new opportunities and partnerships. From gaining new space, to house our nearly tripled team, to having the opportunity to offer new and worthwhile internships to students looking to make a positive change in the world, we have certainly seen change over the last year! To continue with that theme and help us enter our 25th year as an organization with style, we are also ready to officially unveil our new logo.

We must also say that we are thankful for the year we have in front of us and for all of you who continue to support our work! To continue raising the bar and reaching new heights for children in 2014, our Board of Directors has decided to match every donation made to our End of Year Campaign dollar for dollar up to $40,000! We would like to thank all of those who have already chosen to support us and have helped raise over $2,000 in the first weeks of the campaign!Your donations will help support innovative initiatives and ensure that we are able to sustain the amazing growth we have experienced.

My very best,

Jaime Hanks Meyers
Managing Director,
North Texas

Support with a donation today!

Thank you to Sheila Johnson for hosting our recentWelcome to Fort Worth event! We were thrilled to meet a room full of key leaders in the area, including Congresswoman Kay Granger, the Fort Worth Policy Chief and Commissioner, School Board members, and nonprofit leadership. We look forward to forming new partnerships in Fort Worth and expanding our work further across North Texas in 2014.

 November Newsletter

1) Pre-K Study Announcement: CHILDREN AT RISK is thrilled to conduct a year-long mixed-methods study to assess current access to public Texas pre-kindergarten programs, research policies in other states and overperforming districts in Texas that promote high access to pre-kindergarten programs, to make recommendations for increasing pre-kindergarten access statewide. Keep an eye out for releases throughout the year, with the full findings to be released in September 2014 before the 84th Legislative Session. If you would like to learn more about this project, please contact me at

2) Human Trafficking Updates: We were excited to have the opportunity to work with Representative Ted Poe and Senator John Cornyn on our recent op-ed, aimed at raising awareness and targeting the demand side of this awful crime. We have also been able to publish our secondNATI Newsletter, highlighting national efforts to end human trafficking. In the community, we were thrilled to partner with TCU on a research project, identifying gaps and trends in regulations in North Texas around sexually oriented businesses. Thanks to all of these efforts and others, we estimate that more than 1,600 North Texans were directly educated on domestic child trafficking by C@R in 2013!

3) We are excited to announce that our Board ofDirectors has committed to match all donations made to our End of Year Campaign dollar for dollar up to $40,000! If we are able to raise $15,000, with a direct match of $15,000, we will raise double what has ever been raised through this campaign before. We are already up to $2,000 and know that, with your help, we can reach our goal over the next 4 weeks! All donations made through December 31st will be matched and we are grateful for donations of all amounts.

4) Thank you to everyone who helped make ourFall Gallery Night and Policy Lunch: Dispelling the Myths around School Breakfast great successes! We were honored to recognize local heroes, including Dora Rivas, Executive Director of Food and Child Nutrition Services in Dallas ISD, and Dan Micciche, Dallas ISD School Board, who are fighting to end child hunger here in North Texas, and Toby Grauberger, Shelby Miller, and Cody Phillips, who were key in helping us reach new audiences and raise funds to support all of our efforts in 2013. Dora and Dan joined us again as expert panelists at our policy lunch, helping to give us all a more thorough understanding of what implementing school breakfast looks like from the classroom to the school board. Highlights of that event include scrumptious treats by Café Momentum and a surprise visit from Bill Ludwig!


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