We hope that 2014 has started off well and that your New Year’s Resolutions are well underway! For us, 2014 marks 25 years of improving lives, informing policy, and inspiring change. To build on our first 25 years as an organization, we have set new and exciting goals for 2014. We will conduct original research, continue to raise awareness around the issues our children are facing today, and work together to make positive change through policy. One way that we have already started this trend is through the release of ourTexas School Guide: A Parent’s Roadmap to Success in Public Schools. To take this publication a step further, we are inviting parents to come with their questions to a Parent Workshop on January 18th (Spanish) or January 20th (English) where we will be diving into how this guide can be put into action! We hope to see you there.
With your support and partnership, CHILDREN AT RISK was able to accomplish a lot for the children of Texas in 2013, including our Top 10 !We believe that this has set us up to have an even bigger year this year and that is all thanks to you.
See you in 2014,
Jaime Hanks Meyers
Managing Director, North Texas
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Protecting our Children from the Impact of Physical Discipline, February 14th
El Taller del Padres: Guia de Escuelas de Texas en Espanol , February 18th
Parent Workshop: Texas School Guide, February 20th
San Antonio: School Breakfast Luncheon, March 25th
1) Texas School Guide: A Parent’s Roadmap to Success in Public Schools has been released! There are printed guides, and a correspondingwebsite, that aim to serve as a one-stop-shop for parents wanting to maximize their child’s educational attainment in the Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD areas. The guides come in Spanish and English and contain detailed data on campuses, spanning a range of key topics from average class sizes to graduation rates.See what the local media had to say about this resource!
2) Thanks to you, the 2013 End of Year Appeal raised more than ever before! Combined with the matching donations made by our Board of Directors, we raised a total of $50,000! Thank you again for showing your support in a big way.
3) We would like to welcome the newest member of our team, Chris Gustafson! Chris is the Public Policy Coordinator in the North Texas office and will lead our advocacy efforts. He is a recent graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Learn more about Chris and how to contact him!
4) See our most recent blog post, with a lot of pictures, about last October’s Take the Mic fundraiser! Thank you again to those who made that event possible. We are now looking toward this year’s fundraiser and are in need of volunteers. If you are interested in, or know someone who might be interested in, being our next event chair or joining our host committee, please contact Amanda firstname.lastname@example.org.