• asset-building
  • financial education
  • microenterprise
  • workforce training

Areas of Expertise

​​​​​​Recent Writing & Media 

Press Release: Experts of Color Letter on Supreme Court Nomination (Quoted source)
February 18  2016

Press Release: Experts of Color Letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Flint Water Crisis (Quoted source)
February 3, 2016

CFED.org blog post (Co-Authored by Susan Tachau & Joe Wykowski)
​June 10, 2015

Disability.gov blog Post (Co-Authored by Susan Tachau)
March 25, 2015

Huffington Post Article (Co-Authored by Susan Tachau)
December 22, 2014

Huffington Post Article (Co-Authored by Susan Tachau)
September 18, 2014

Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute Webinar
May 20, 2014, (Host and Coordinator)

Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute Webinar
May 6, 2014 (Host and Coordinator)

Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute Webinar
April 3, 2014 (Host and Coordinator)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Op-ed (Author)
December 6, 2013

Grainger/Skills for America's Future Playbook (Coordinator)
National Journal Interview (Interview Subject)
​August 16, 2013

Skills for America's Future at the Aspen Institute Webinar
September 12, 2012 (Host and Coordinator)

Over 20+ years in the poverty-alleviation field, Rene has built a large professional network of advocates, funders, practitioners and researchers.  

Rene has directed multi-site programs, provided technical assistance to organizations seeking to run new programs and studied and observed many more.

Rene has written articles, grant applications, reports and how-to guides based on his research and knowledge of various poverty-alleviation and economic development strategies.

Rene is a skilled interviewer and moderator, who has organized and led scores of webinars. meetings and conferences. He is experienced in all phases of effective convening.

Research & Writing

NetworkinG Assistance

Program Design & Management

Meeting Planning & FacilitatioN

Business Consulting






"René's experience and knowledge about the issue areas we worked on, including workforce development, public-private partnerships, and low-income issues, were evident. His passion for helping people succeed and increasing opportunity for those less fortunate was also inspiring."
"I have known and worked with Mr Bryce-Laporte for over 10 years. René's intelligence, leadership, people skills, policy expertise and vision for a stronger economy provide viable solutions at the family and systemic level."

​​Yvette Murphy-Irby

University of Arkansas

Rene Bryce-Laporte


For over 20 years, I have worked to help low- and moderate-income Americans find social and economic opportunity. I have helped people earn more, keep more of what they earn and build assets for the long-term. Over the course of my career, I have acquired skills, contacts and experiences that can benefit you. I am an experienced:

  • advocate
  • convener
  • director of multi-site programs
  • facilitator (Member, Mid-Atlantic Facilitator's Network. Board Source Certified Non-Profit Board Facilitator)
  • program designer and manager
  • technical assistance provider
  • writer

Martha Wunderli

Utah IDA Network 

"I’ve had the good fortune to serve several years with Mr. René Bryce-Laporte on the Board of Directors for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and to observe first hand his commitment to social and economic justice and his knowledge and expertise relative to asset development. René is an engaged leader, a critical thinker, an informed advocate and a true and active champion for change. "