Children at Risk

Houston, TX   |  www.childrenatrisk.org

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.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Dr. Robert Sanborn

Main address

2900 Weslayan, Suite 400

Houston, TX 77027 USA

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EIN

76-0360533

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Public Education Reform

CHILDREN AT RISK ([email protected]) works to improve the quality of public education as Texas continues to fall behind other states in key indicators such as student achievement and high school graduation rates. [email protected] strives to draw immense public attention to the successes and failures within our public education system and reach over 1 million individuals through the publication of its annual Public School Rankings Report. We continue to educate the community by attracting prominent media attention to pressing issues through press conferences, news stories, articles and editorials. Annual education reform conferences aim to inform public officials, leaders in the academic community, education agencies and practictioners, and community stakeholders about the need for educational reform and available solutions. By promoting best practices, [email protected] hopes to improve conditions within our public education system and ensure the academic success of our our children.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

The Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being (CPFWB) advocates to change the way parent education and child abuse prevention is approached. The CPFWB believes that organizations should come together to create a framework that strives to provide all parents in our community with effective and accessible parent education. The CPFWB collaborates with and supports organizations that provide parent education courses to ensure that the infrastructure, policies, and partnerships are in place to improve availability. Using the design and curriculum of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), our approach targets all families, not just high-risk ones. Triple P has an established record of success on improving the parents’ mental health as well as decreasing rates of social, behavioral, and emotional disorders in children. This program is a multi-tiered approach, providing parents with necessary levels of support through group classes and/or individuals consultations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An estimated one out of every three children that run away from home is lured into sex trafficking within 48 hours of leaving home. CHILDREN AT RISK has led the fight to change state policy around the modern day form of slavery known as human trafficking. Having passed key pieces of legislation, including two omnibus bills, CHILDREN AT RISK has worked hard to identify specific solutions to help victims escape their life of exploitation and abuse. CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on this heinous crime through media outreach, continuing legal education conferences for attorneys/judges and policy luncheons across Texas, and human trafficking summits. Additionally, we publish, The State of Human Trafficking in Texas, a comprehensive publication including data on the scope of trafficking, services available for victims, and legal remedies for child trafficking in Texas.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

The Center for Child Health Research and Policy (CCHRP) is a collaboration among CHILDREN AT RISK ([email protected]), Doctors for Change, and Rice University’s Kinder Institute. The CCHRP strives to improve the health of children through a three-pronged approach: research, advocacy, and community outreach. This approach focuses on access to healthy food, obesity prevention, and access to care. In 2013, [email protected] successfully advocated for and helped pass SB 376, which requires schools with populations of ≥80% economically disadvantaged students to provide Universal School Breakfast (USB). Since our work with this initiative began, [email protected] has guided 22 school districts to offer USB to more than 629,000 students. Public awareness increases participation rates to ensure that more students start their day nourished and ready to learn. In 2014, the CCHRP will be conducting studies on school health, creating a positive environment for physical activity, and hosting frequent educational events for the community.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of bills supported that were turned into law.

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bills supported that were turned into law to improve the quality of life for children.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CHILDREN AT RISK has four focus areas that each have different goals.

1. Public Education - CHILDREN AT RISK aims to improve the quality of public education.

2. Health and Nutrition - CHILDREN AT RISK is advocating to ensure nutritious and affordable meals are available to children both in and out of school.

3. Parenting and Family Well-Being - CHILDREN AT RISK works to ensure all parents have access to parenting classes that have been proven to increase parenting skills and benefit families.

4. Human Trafficking - CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to raising awareness and educating the community on the trafficking and exploitation of children to help combat the issue of human trafficking.

CHILDREN AT RISK works toward the four focus areas through research and advocacy. CHILDREN AT RISK also uses prominent media attention to bring attention to important issues. CHILDREN AT RISK advocates through regular meetings with public officials.

CHILDREN AT RISK has a dedicated Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation team that works hard to research and publish school rankings data. There is also a dedicated public policy team that has extensive experience and a great working relationship with elected officials.

CHILDREN AT RISK has been involved in supporting and lobbying for several successful legislation. These bills cover all of our focus areas. CHILDREN AT RISK's focus areas present ongoing issues for which the organization will continue to work to improve.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Children at Risk

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Donald Bowers

Federal Reserve Bank

Erich Almonte

King and Spalding LLP

Claire Bocchini

Texas Children's Hospital

Donald Bowers

Federal Reserve Bank

Erich Canseco

Morgan Stanley

Kindel Elam

Mattress Firm

Rebecca Hove

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Steve Jones

WaterBridge Resources LLC

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson and Elkins LLP

Timmy Newsome

Newtec Business Solutions

Benjamin Samuels

Samuels Family Foundation

Robert Sanborn

CHILDREN AT RISK

Myron (Buddy) Steves

Myron F. Steves & Co.

Larry Wisniewski

Senmina

Jason Durham

AIG

Sukanti Ghosh

APCO Worldwide

Manon Kebodeaux

Human Resources Executive

Manish Panjwani

Accenture

Olivia Barvin

Barvin Law

Adam Branscum

AB Modern Group

Michael Carrasco

Morgan Stanley

Doe Florsheim

Community Advocate

Asha George

Electronic Arts

Deborah Gordon

Memorial Hermann Health System

Michael Kelly

Paso del Norte Health Foundation

Dan Longoria

Mattress Firm, El Paso

Michelle Lopez

Baylor College of Medicine

Ann Miller

Affinity Capital

Kindel Nuno

The Mattress Firm

Chris Pedigo

Cook Children's Healthcare

Maya Pomroy

The Public Lead

Jay Pasale

TechnipFMC

Kevin Ramoutar

Duff & Phelps

Adolfo Santos

Texas A&M University, McAllen

John Seo

Airswift

Alessa Serda

Salesforce

Bradley Simmons

Rice Board Fellow

Jasmine Turner

Williams Companies

Genai Walker-Macklin

Morgan Stanley

Chris Wallace

North Texas Commission

Chris Watt

Reed Smith LLP

Carol Wise

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/14/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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