A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Rene Boisvert went on to graduate studies at Indiana University’s Center of Philanthropy.
A past board director and adviser to nonprofit organizations such as the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Rene Boisvert currently serves on the board of St. Vincent’s Day Home, which honored him with a Children’s Choice Award in 2007.
Established by Sisters of the Holy Family more than 100 years ago, St. Vincent’s Day Home has a rich history of educating and nurturing families in need in the Oakland area. As the oldest and largest child development center in Alameda County, St. Vincent’s Day Home provides childcare for the “poorest of the poor” toddlers and preschool-aged children.
Additional services include nutrition and health screening for families who live at or below the poverty level. To help individuals gain greater self-sufficiency and the skills they need to take care of their families, St. Vincent’s Day Home also offers parent education and social services referrals.
Boisvert’s St. Vincent’s Day Home board efforts parallel with his mission at Taking it to the Streets.