CHILDREN AT RISK Newsletter
As children across the nation are heading back to school, we in North Texas are preparing for a productive season of research and advocacy to brighten the futures of our kids and remove barriers to their success. Our one-stop-shop for school information in North Texas, Texas School Guide, includes data and school choice information for the Dallas Independent School District, Fort Worth Independent School District and area charter schools. This fall we are expanding the Texas School Guide statewide, and you will be able to search for elementary, middle and high schools across the state, and the new website will reflect data from our 2014 School Rankings. Stay tuned for more information about the release and opportunities to learn more about this resource!
Along with our commitment to provide information about neighborhood school choices, we are also proud to increase our work on school nutrition to ensure students are eating enough healthy meals. 77,000 poor Texas children are now receiving free breakfast, enabling them to start their school day ready to learn. We are now expanding our efforts to address food insecurity to include increasing access to after school-meals, as well eliminating food deserts in DFW.
With six upcoming educational and critical fundraising events in September and October, we hope you will find time to join us in envisioning a world where children’s needs are a made a priority, and in providing children and their families with the resources needed to truly thrive.
Hug your kids,
Dr. Bob Sanborn
President & CEO
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Save the Date For Our Upcoming Events
North Texas Giving Day, September 18
Creatures for Kids, September 25
Education Event: Pre K, September 30
Gallery Night, September 30
Breakfast for Dinner, October 9
- We would like to thank the over 60 participants who joined us for the first meeting of the Family Strengthening Coalition on August 26 at The United Way of Dallas. Our Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being coordinated with representatives from a variety of child- and family-focused organizations, including both ACH Family Services and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, to discuss the need for evidence-based parenting classes in DFW.
- Please join us on October 9th for this year’s Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser at Trinity Groves. We will bring area chefs into the school breakfast conversation, challenging them to make breakfast for dinner using the same budget and nutritional guidelines given to schools. Please visit the event page to see how you can join us for an evening of delicious dining and an incredible mission-you won’t want to miss out!
- Save the Date for North Texas Giving Day and look for our daily updates to our 25 Reasons to Giveto CHILDREN AT RISK in our 25thyear. You can leverage your support by donating onlinebetween 6am-midnight on September 18th.
- We would like to welcome Sara Melnick Albert; Assistant Director, Food Policy; Sarah Abbe;Development Intern; and Taibat Salami; Research and Policy Intern, Health and Nutrition, who will be working on our efforts to eliminate food insecurity and to ensure the sustainability of CHILDREN AT RISK. Also, please check our Job and Internshipsonline for regularly updated postings.