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Founded by Takema Robinson-Llewellyn, in 2016, Converge is a Black woman owned social-justice consulting firm whose purpose is to accelerate the creation of a radically just new world, where communities of color thrive. We use an organizing framework to shift power so communities of color are self-defined and self-determined. To do this, we organize people and resources to build a robust social justice infrastructure to enable strong leaders, organizations and movements to grow.

Our work spans a range of sectors and issues, but is consistently rooted in our values and an intersectional analysis of systemic oppression and racism. Our partners include organizations, public agencies, corporations and foundations seeking to operationalize racial and intersectional equity.

As a for-profit Black-woman-owned company, we are unapologetically committed to investing our dollars in companies owned by people of color and women and companies that demonstrate a commitment to communities of color.

"our purupose is to accelerate the creation of a radically just new world"
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radical imagination

We are the freedom dreams of our ancestors and the architects of a future for the coming generations.
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We believe liberation demands people access their power to uphold the humanity and dignity of all people.
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Collective Action

We believe dismantling historic oppression requires collective and strategic action to create a radically just new world.
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The Converge logo is a stylized version of “Nsaa,” the Adinkra symbol for excellence and authenticity, two of Converge’s founding core values. It pays homage to the power and resiliency of the Black people who helped build the South and embedded Adinkra symbols throughout the historic and remarkable iron work of New Orleans as an act of cultural resistance.
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As a Principal and co-founder at Converge, Takema leads our firm’s philanthropic strategy practice, which intentionally connects local and national philanthropic investments with social justice initiatives across the region. Previously Takema served as the Senior Program Associate for Education and Community Change at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
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Ethical Procurement

Consistent with its commitment to advancing racial equity, Converge seeks to spend its money with businesses that are led by people of color, pay livable wages, and align with our values and purpose.

Consistent with our commitment to advancing racial equity, Converge seeks to ensure that we contract with vendors and service providers based on ethical procurement criteria. We seek out vendors as partners that are e.g. led by people of color, pay livable wages, and align with our core values and purpose. Whenever possible, Converge purchases materials and services that are sourced locally from local, minority-owned businesses. This includes office supplies, memberships, technical solutions, and various other products utilized within our business.

Converge is a proud member of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce.

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