In a report published on September 10, 2014 entitled “Cross-Sector Meetings Explore How to Get Consumers to Buy Healthy Food“, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes how Convergence’s Project on Nutrition and Wellness convened public health, public interest, and private-sector stakeholders to explore barriers and identify strategies to increase the demand for healthy foods. Read the full report here.
Convergence welcomes Stuart Butler as a Visiting Fellow with Convergence. A member of Convergence’s board of trustees, Stuart’s new position with Convergence coincides with his transition to the Brookings Institution as Senior Fellow, Economic Studies after 35 years with the Heritage Foundation. To read what the Brookings Institution had to say about the transition, click here.
Stuart Butler, Convergence Board Member, writes about “Good Prospects for Reform in Long-Term Care” on the JAMA Forum.
See the latest by Convergence President Rob Fersh in “Healing the Divide by Ruining Lives” on CivilPolitics.org. It’s an inside look into the unique approach Convergence brings to problem solving.
MicroFinanceKids is a project run by two students at the Field School in Washington, DC together with Anum Fatima, a former Convergence intern from Pakistan. The program is supporting families in Anum’s community to start and expand small businesses. It was recently profiled in Bethesda Magazine. Click here to read the full story.
In this article from Education Week, Maddie Fennel (Nebraska’s 2007 Teacher of the Year) describes why she believes developing teacher leadership is the pathway to improving our education system. She also describes what she is learning as a participant in Convergence’s Re-Imagining Education Project. Read the full article here.
Aakif Ahmad, COO and Co-Founder of Convergence, gave a TEDx talk on Friday, February 7, 2014 at TEDxFoggyBottom. “The facilitation of individuals with different sensibilities and perspectives is a powerful untapped resource to unleash the creative powers we need to address the challenges of the 21st century,” Ahmad said. To read more about the day and what the GW Hatchet had to say, read the full article here.