Author: Byte Back

This Is the Pathway into an Inclusive Future of Work

Byte Back students and staff with UiPath.

Byte Back and UiPath are forging a new path into living-wage tech careers. This is the INCLUSIVE future of work. By Monica Essig Aberg, Byte Back Development Intern  For the 120 million US adults without college degrees, pathways to living-wage careers are limited: over half of living-wage careers require at least a bachelor’s degree. Byte Back’s partnership with UiPath, […]

Putting Training to Work: Interns Gain Confidence & Opportunities 

Ricardo working as an intern.

By Monica Essig Aberg, Development Intern Two years ago, LaDonya Greene didn’t think of herself as “tech savvy.” Now she has professional work experience troubleshooting and refurbishing laptops as part of Byte Back’s new student intern program. Applying Knowledge, Gaining New Skills Student interns have the chance to apply knowledge from their courses in a professional environment, […]

Bridging the Tech Gap – from 7,900 Miles Away

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow, Byte Back Netsai is a visiting fellow at Byte Back through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Back home in Harare, Zimbabwe she serves as a Training Officer at Nduna Zimbabwe Trust. This is Netsai’s first time in the United States, […]

Byte Back Is up for Two Panels at SXSW 2020!

Byte Back Executive Director, Elizabeth Lindsey, is up for panels at SXSW and SXSW EDU in March 2020. SXSW is one of the most elite international conferences in existence, celebrating the convergence of tech, the interactive, film, and music in Austin, Texas. Selection at this prestigious conference depends on your support! Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker […]

Celebrating Community at My First Graduation

Jasmine speaks at graduation.

Byte Back Intern Finds Inspiration at 2019 Summer Graduation  Guest Blog by Monica Essig Aberg, development intern Monica is a student at Georgetown University currently serving as Byte Back’s Development Intern. She shares her experience attending Byte Back’s Summer Graduation for the first time.  Graduating is a special achievement in anyone’s life. But as a new Byte Back intern in […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwangwa served as a visiting fellow at Byte Back in fall 2018 through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She shares the lessons she brought from DC to Zimbabwe and how she had an impact on the digital […]

‘Powering On’ Her Confidence

Guest Profile by Revé Van Croft, Consumer Technology Association Foundation  Originally published by the CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, May 7, 2019 I had the immense pleasure of talking to Brenda Shelman, a 60-year-old Byte Back alumna who now works there administratively. It was wonderful learning about her and what pushed her forward in this journey of […]

From the Executive Director … 2018 Annual Report

Byte Back’s 2018 Annual Report Is Here, Along with a Message from Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive 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. You know how valuable a second chance can be. That’s […]

Byte Back Wins $1 Million CAD TD Grant to Expand to Baltimore

Tech inclusion nonprofit to scale into Baltimore as an innovative TD Ready Challenge winner Toronto, ON and Washington, DC, October 24, 2018 – Today, TD announced Byte Back as one of 10 recipients of the inaugural TD Ready Challenge grants. Each recipient organization will receive CDN $1 million (USD $775,000) to help them scale innovative […]