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2018 Annual Report

The Mission

BYTE BACK PROVIDES A PATHWAY of
INCLUSIVE TECH TRAINING that leads to
LIVING-WAGE CAREERS.

Why Now?

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

Inclusive

Opportunities for People
Left Out of Tech

59% of Students Were Women

Avg. Age of Advanced Students

21% Reported a Disability

97% People of
Color

31% Homeless or Had Unstable Housing

67% Received Government Benefits

66% Were
Unemployed

As they gain skills and pursue living-wage tech careers, Byte Back students are overcoming barriers and changing the face of the tech sector.

Voices

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.

Tech Training

From Digital Skills to
Tech Expertise

730 Enrollments
by 529 Students

152 Students Moved up,
Taking 2+ Classes

69 Classes Taught
3,381 Hours

65 Students in MD
466 Students in DC

97% Satisfied or Very
Satisfied with Instructors

Based on Post-Class Surveys

Voices

“Byte Back and my instructor saw something in me. The possibilities are endless. They will not let you down.

-Denise, Alumna, 2018 Mentor

Living-Wage Careers

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

“Imagine what poverty in this country would look like if people on the other side of the digital divide were given the opportunity to have living-wage careers in tech.”

Read more >>

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

Voices

Tech Tours give students the opportunity see real tech workplaces, interact with employers, and build skills.

Financials

Total Revenue: $2,716,283
Total Expenses: $2,641,395
Net Revenue: $74,888

Source: Unaudited 2018 financial reports

Thank you for making student success possible.
Click here to see a list of Byte Back donors.
To see audits and 990 forms from previous years, click here.

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