Initiatives

ConvergeUS, the non-profit arm of TechNet, a bipartisan, political network of technology sector CEO’s and senior executives, was founded in 2011 to mobilize corporations, academic institutions, and other nonprofits to leverage technology to create positive change on critical issues facing American society.

2012

User feedback is essential to improve the functionality of the National Military Family Association’s MyMiitaryLife smart phone app and to making programs and support resources more responsive to military families’ needs. Engaging the user will also speed community adoption and enhance the credibility of the resources provided.  Like other communities of kindred spirits, military families often look to each other as trusted sources of information and for validation of the quality of the services available to them. Answers to questions like, was the program offered at a convenient location, did it deliver the promised help, would you recommend it to a friend, shape the recommendation for other military families

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The Military Child Education Coalition

The Military Child Education Coalition hopes to develop a digital portfolio tool that will allow children of military parents to track their academic progress to improve outcomes and quality of education. The tool would allow teachers to familiarize themselves with a particular students needs and strengths as to best assist a student in performing at their maximum potential.

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Living Cities

The organization is requesting the support of ConvergeUS in their attempt to implement a system of municipal analytics and data tracking. The goal is to introduce efficiency and competency in preventing problems in government and business establishments. They seek to transform systemic operations of government and business to help alleviate institutions of inefficiency that cost society greatly, and specifically seek to assist those of a lower income. This tool’s success would benefit society as a whole, and could be implemented within other organizations to improve efficiency.

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2011

Childhood Nutrition (an alliance led by Common Health Action is focused on healthy eating and living for children in low-income areas).

Childhood obesity in low-income communities is a product of high food prices, scant availability of healthy food options, and a lack of knowledge about the nutritional importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after the success of group buying programs and “deal-of-the-day” initiatives, FoodON aims to provide low-income children and their caregivers with increased access to healthy fruits and vegetables at more affordable prices by aggregating their purchasing power; while increasing demand for these foods through nutritional education that utilizes a variety of online, mobile, and interactive voice response technologies.

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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Over 83% of all low-Income children do not read proficiently by the end of third grade. One reason is that many started kindergarten already so far behind in terms of vocabulary and reading skills that they can’t catch up to kids from middle and higher income homes.

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ConvergeUS selected STEM Education
(Silicon Valley Education Foundation)

ConvergeUS, the non-profit arm of TechNet, a bipartisan, political network of technology sector CEO’s and senior executives, was founded in 2011 to mobilize corporations, academic institutions, and other nonprofits to leverage technology to create positive change on critical issues facing American society. Co-Chaired by TechNet’s CEO, Rey Ramsey, and Twitter’s Co-Founder, Biz Stone, ConvergeUS drives technology-based breakthroughs for critical social problems and thus accelerates social innovation.

We undertake yearlong initiatives to produce game-changing results on critical social issues that have the potential for enhanced outcomes through the use of technology.

Fundamentals of Business ThinkingPresentation by Patrick Gusman (Executive Director, ConvergeUS) and Karen Proctor (CEO, Harbour Workshop LLC) at the University of Notre Dame.

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