Author: Byte Back

Byte Back Receives $100,000 for Digital Inclusion from Verizon

Washington, D.C. — Verizon has awarded a $100,000 grant to Byte Back to provide tech skills and career support for under-resourced adults in the Washington, DC area. This is a part of Verizon’s commitment to increase digital inclusion nationwide by removing the barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring the benefits of technology are accessible to […]

Byte Back Trailblazer Works to Bring Smart Workforce Opportunities to Ohio Hometown

Youngstown, Ohio: Smart revitalization in an era of deindustrialization   By Barbara Altman This article was originally published by the Dentons Smart Cities and Communities Think Tank in 2019. Click here to download the original report.  I saw through the eyes of a child the potential impact of technology on humanity, for better or for […]

Baltimore Site Launches New Classes with Makerspace Open Works

Johnston Square Neighborhood Benefits from Free Tech Training By James Merritt, Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator, Baltimore For the first time, Open Works opened its doors to community residents for free tech training, in partnership with Byte Back. The nonprofit known for being a community workspace is offering its computer lab in partnership with Byte Back […]

Finding Confidence to Make a Difference

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow Netsai was 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.  “No matter what people tell you, words and […]

There Are No Limits: Byte Back Baltimore

Baltimore has about 136,000 tech jobs, but a 20% poverty rate. Byte Back is connecting Baltimore residents like Samiria with free tech training and the chance to succeed in the digital economy. Thanks to the TD Ready Challenge, Byte Back started putting tech within reach in Baltimore in 2019. Help Byte Back serve even more […]

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 […]