2018 Annual Report
BYTE BACK PROVIDES A PATHWAY of
INCLUSIVE TECH TRAINING that leads to
Do we still need to invest
in digital inclusion?
Black unemployment is more than 2x higher than white unemployment nationally.
Economic Policy Institute, May 2018
71% of US jobs now require at least medium-level tech skills.
"Digitalization and the American Workforce," Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Nov. 2017
Adults who aren’t digitally literate work in lower-skilled jobs that pay less.
"A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate," US Department of Education, 2018
Opportunities for People
Left Out of Tech
59% of Students Were Women
Avg. Age of Advanced Students
21% Reported a Disability
97% People of
31% Homeless or Had Unstable Housing
67% Received Government Benefits
As they gain skills and pursue living-wage tech careers, Byte Back students are overcoming barriers and changing the face of the tech sector.
Tyrone came to Byte Back for a fresh start. What he found was tech training that took him from just scraping by to thriving in a tech career.
From Digital Skills to
by 529 Students
152 Students Moved up,
Taking 2+ Classes
69 Classes Taught
65 Students in MD
466 Students in DC
97% Satisfied or Very
Satisfied with Instructors
Based on Post-Class Surveys
“Byte Back and my instructor saw something in me. The possibilities are endless. They will not let you down.”
-Denise, Alumna, 2018 Mentor
On average, graduates who were hired started earning $27,599 more a year.
That’s $1.4 million in total added income in the first year alone.
50 graduates were hired in these positions and more.
From the Director
Beyond the Classroom
LEADING HIGH-LEVEL CHANGE
- DC Mayor’s Innovation & Technology Council
- FCC Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
BUILDING A MORE DIVERSE TECH SECTOR
- SXSW & SXSWEdu
- Brookings Metropolitan Policy program
- The Grace Hopper Celebration
- National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Tech Tours give students the opportunity see real tech workplaces, interact with employers, and build skills.