​"Rene recently facilitated the HIPS Board retreat. We were impressed by how he engaged with us: he talked with each Board member before the meeting and created the agenda. During the meeting, he guided the conversation and got us to commit to action. We left the retreat energized and focused." 

Recent Event: Moderator for Aspen institute panel All together now: advancing 2Gen Strategies in rural America (2/28/19)

  • Member, Board of Directors, Campaign for Youth Justice
  • Member, Mid-Atlantic Facilitator's Network​ 
  • Certified, Board Source, Non-Profit Board Facilitator 


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.

NetworkinG Assistance

Program Design & Management

Meeting Planning & FacilitatioN

Leigh Ann


Board Chair


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.

Research & Writing


Areas of Expertise

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

Rene Bryce-Laporte


For over 20 years, Rene has worked to help low- and moderate-income Americans find social and economic opportunity.  He has worked to help people earn more, keep more of what they earn and grow assets for the long-term. Over the course of his career, Rene has acquired skills, contacts and experiences that can benefit you. He is an experienced:

  • advocate
  • convener
  • director of multi-site programs
  • facilitator 
  • program designer and manager
  • technical assistance provider
  • writer

​​​​Yvette Murphy-Irby

Vice-Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

University of Arkansas

"I 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. "


"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."

Business Consulting


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

Martha Wunderli

Executive Director

AAA Fair Credit