Our Strategy

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Convergence has launched a significant expansion and acceleration of its work to bridge toxic divisions and address intractable issues in the new 5-Year Strategy. Citing extensive statistics that document alarm among citizens, national security experts, corporate leaders and other communities about the level of toxic polarization and problem-solving paralysis, the published 5-Year Strategy offers a blueprint for Convergence to drive greater impact and marshal increased resources in pursuit of twin goals: producing actionable solutions to urgent problems and fostering a culture of collaboration across differences.

Key to its strategy, Convergence is bringing intensified focus to three Impact Areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing: Convergence will deepen its focus on addressing disparities and inadequacies in health care systems, including aging populations and mental health needs.
  • Economic Opportunity: Convergence Dialogues will contribute to overcoming difficult challenges that prevent millions from achieving upward mobility, including, among others, reducing unemployment and underemployment, navigating pathways to better jobs, supporting working families, expanding affordable housing, and addressing racial disparities.
  • Democracy and Civic Engagement: Important Convergence programs will support renewed faith by Americans in our nation’s institutions and the systems behind them as well as in each other, through finding consensus solutions to issues like digital discourse and hyper-partisanship in government as well as through engaging millions of Americans in better understanding and appreciating how the needs and perspectives of fellow citizens may differ from their own.

This bold strategy offers a blueprint for Convergence to drive greater impact and marshal increased resources in pursuit of twin goals: producing actionable solutions to urgent problems and fostering a culture of collaboration across differences.