Press & Media

To Members of the Media:

The success of our students touches the hearts of Byte Back’s entire family – current students, alumni, staff, volunteers, and more. These stories of hope and the real-life benefits of digital inclusion must also be heard locally in the District and nationally.

Members of the media are welcomed to join us on a tour of our headquarters. You may also contact Byte Back communications manager, Yvette Scorse, at or (202) 525-3150 to learn more about Byte Back, meet our inspiring students, and be connected with a digital inclusion and tech diversity expert, such as Elizabeth Lindsey, executive director.

For stats and stories, see the 2016 Byte Back Annual Report: The Pathway Starts with YOU

Coverage Highlights

February 8, 2017: “Digital inclusion nonprofit Byte Back is getting a new home,” DC

February 1, 2017: “Washington, D.C., Wi-Fi bill gets new life,” StateScoop

November 30, 2016: “It’s time to vote for the winners of our first annual DC Innovation Awards,” DC

November 21, 2016: “13% of Americans don’t use the internet. Until a few months ago, I was one of them.” Vox

November 11, 2016: “DC’s female tech leaders react to Trump’s election,” DCInno

October 10, 2016: “These 3 local nonprofits snagged grants from the NCTA Foundation,” DC

October 5, 2016: “NCTA Foundation Seeds D.C. Groups With $325,000 in Grants,” Multichannel News

October 4, 2016: “D.C. non-profit offers computer training at no charge,” WJLA ABC 7


October 3, 2016: “Why technology alone can’t lift people out of poverty,” Deseret News

August 12, 2016: “3 things digital literacy nonprofit Byte Back learned from a recent data dive,” DC

May 31, 2016: “Inside Byte Back’s important digital inclusion work,” DC
“The nonprofit taught computer skills to almost 1,000 District residents in 2015. Its new executive director, Elizabeth Lindsey, has her sights on reaching even more.”

May 18, 2016: “Potomac United Methodist Church hosts fundraiser event,” Potomac Almanac

May 16, 2016: “American Graduate DC Champion – Byte Back,” WHUT Howard University Television

May 13, 2016: “D.C. nonprofit joins in national push to get governments thinking about digital inclusion,” StateScoop

April 27, 2016: “D.C. lawmakers weigh bill to create task force for citywide Wi-Fi network,” StateScoop

April 7, 2016: “Local Non-Profit Spotlight: Byte Back’s Executive Director,” The Brookland Bridge blog

February 25, 2016: “Data Society launches Kickstarter campaign, with a twist,” DC

October 2015: “The Digital Divide” with Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back executive director, on Comcast Newsmakers

June 2015: “Decreasing the Digital Divide in the District” – staff members Monique Riviere and Andrea Mack were guests on emPower Hour on 89.3 WPFW

February 2014: In The Capitol covered the new partnership between nclud and Byte Back.

October 2013: An informational video on Byte Back was included in The Giving Library.

June 2013: The Brookland Bridge blog featured an interview with our executive director, Kelley Ellsworth. 

May 2013: Elevation DC profiled Kenny Brown, a Byte Back student, graduation speaker, and participant in our Enterprise DC program.

June 18, 2012: Byte Back was featured on the front page of the health section of the Washington Post 

March 12, 2012: Kelley Ellsworth, Byte Back Executive Director, appeared on ABC Channel 7 News. She spoke on collaborating with FTC in providing a computer lab for Jubilee Housing after their laptops were stolen. Please note the approximate time mark of appearance, 1:31.

May 7, 2011: Byte Back instructor Kyle Johnson’s PC for Beginners course at the Anacostia Public Library was covered in The Washington Post‘s local page.

November 22, 2010: Chuck Bean from the Nonprofit Roundtable urges employers to hire Byte Back graduates in a Thanksgiving piece in the Washington Post.

September 20, 2010: NBC ran a feature story about Byte Back’s partnership with Back on My Feet.

January 26, 2010: El Pais, a  newspaper published in Spain, published a lengthy feature article about Byte Back and internet access in the United States in Spanish.

Byte Back won honorable mention for the 2010 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management for this video, by ReAct Media.