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 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 more information, please contact Yvette Scorse, communications director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 525-3150.
For stats and stories, see the 2016 Byte Back Annual Report: The Pathway Starts with YOU
May 12, 2017: “WDCEP and Byte Back have launched a new tech inclusion scholarship,” Technical.ly DC
May 12, 2017: “Quicken Loans partnering with WeWork for Detroit’s Creator Awards,” MLive
May 10, 2017: “3 Tech Scholarships to Apply for Now,” Black Enterprise
May 9, 2017: “Tuesday: Learn how the rise of tech has impacted diverse communities,” Technical.ly DC
May 3, 2017: “Washington’s 100 Top Tech Leaders,” Washingtonian
April 19, 2017: Interview with Elizabeth Lindsey: Tech Training, Empire Radio Now
April 6, 2017: “How Byte Back is Helping Bridge the District’s Digital Divide,” DC Inno
April 5, 2017: “These local entrepreneurs scored big bucks from WeWork,” Washington Business Journal
March 31, 2017: “Innovators: DC Rises at WeWork’s Creator Awards,” Washington Life Magazine
March 30, 2017: “WeWork Makes A $1.5M Splash With Inaugural ‘Creator Awards’ Celebration,” Washingtonian
March 29, 2017: “WeWork Creator Awards recognizes creators who are leading the way for innovation!” Good Morning Washington, WJLA
March 29, 2017: “Byte Back wins big at the inaugural WeWork Creator Awards,” Technical.ly DC
March 29, 2017: “At Creator Awards, Women Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes,” Creator, WeWork
March 29, 2017: “WeWork Gives $1.5M to Local Entrepreneurs and Doubles Down on D.C.,” DCInno
March 29, 2017: “WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards,” Tech.Co
March 29, 2017: “WeWork Hands Out $1.5M To Small Businesses At Global Creator Awards Launch In DC,” Bisnow
February 21, 2017: “Byte Back Programs and Services,” Comcast Newsmakers
February 8, 2017: “Digital inclusion nonprofit Byte Back is getting a new home,” Technical.ly 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,” Technical.ly 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,” Technical.ly 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,” Technical.ly DC
May 31, 2016: “Inside Byte Back’s important digital inclusion work,” Technical.ly 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,” Technical.ly 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.
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.
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.