In the News

Oct 27 2016

Rob Fersh Addresses October 2016 Leadership Council Meeting

We should treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. The Golden Rule does not stop at the water’s edge of politics and public policy.  So the first principle of all is about relationships and how we treat each other.

Read the entire address.

Sep 19 2016

Convergence Joins the “Convenience Matters” Podcast

Convergence’s Project on Nutrition and Wellness project director Amy Slechta joins the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) “Convenience Matters” podcast to discuss how Convergence and NACS have been working to increase access to and the sale of healthier food options in grocery and convenience stores.

Listen to the “Pulling Together” episode.

Learn more about the Project on Nutrition and Wellness.

Aug 11 2016

Education Reimagined Finding Growth

The growth of our Education Reimagined initiative has reached unprecedented levels, attracting influential funders and engaging an ever-growing number of stakeholders in building the learner-centered education movement. When Education Reimagined issued its Transformational Vision for the Future of Education in the US last September, we hoped it would attract attention as a bold new framework that could reshape K-12 education. As the first year concludes, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for this effort.

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Aug 11 2016

Convergence Launches Working Up Dialogue

In July, Convergence launched its newest project aimed at addressing an urgent domestic challenge of our time—ensuring that upward mobility and economic security exists for all Americans. This new Economic Mobility and Poverty Project kicked off what will be a 12-18 month dialogue-leading- to-action called Working Up. Assembling 30 cross-sector leaders and employing Convergence’s signature consensus-building process, the project will work to identify solutions both aimed at the short term as well as transformational, big bets that might re-imagine how we train, hire and connect people, especially low-income Americans, to pathways upward.

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Aug 4 2016

Convergence President Rob Fersh Discusses How to Build Lasting Relationships to Address Critical National Issues

Rob Fersh and Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse,  joined facilitator Amanda Kathryn Roman for a lively session entitled, Reviving Civility and Solutions in an Age of Dysfunction as part of the American Citizens Summit on August 2nd. They discussed people’s frustration with the breakdown in civil discourse and shared how their organizations are getting unlikely allies to work together to find creative ways to address our toughest challenges.

You can listen to the recording below.

This interview is part of the American Citizens Summit, a free online event featuring respected political leaders, grassroots visionaries, business pioneers, change agents and advocates who are leading the way to actualize the full power of democracy by building bridges across divides. For more information, please visit This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.

Jul 22 2016

Why Pressure Will Grow to Change Long-Term Care Financing

Next Avenue blogger Chris Farrell describes why financing long-term care will be an issue of critical importance in the coming months. He cites the work of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative’s final report.

Read the full article in Retirement Living TV here.

Jun 8 2016

Unprepared, Uninformed, and Reluctant to Leave Home

President and CEO of Quantum Age, CC Andrews mentions the work of Convergence and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative in her recent article about why long-term care is a national issue of critical importance:

“Back in February, a group known as the Convergence Center for Policy Resolutions released a set of recommendations for long-term care financing reform. The framework was developed over the last three years by a group of policy experts and senior-level decision makers representing a “wide range of interests and ideological views,” known as the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative. Members of the group include Howard Gleckman of the Urban Institute, Jennie Chin Hansen, immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE. “

Read the full article here.