Author: Byte Back

Maryland Company Donates Computers to Baltimore Students

Access Receivables Management and Staff Help to Bridge the Digital Divide in Baltimore by Providing Free Computing Devices and Internet Access to Students in Underserved Communities Hunt Valley, Maryland:  Access Receivables Management, a commercial collection agency serving the technology, communications, healthcare, and government sectors, announced today its support for two organizations in Baltimore working to […]

An Open Letter to DC on Digital Equity from 18 Orgs

DC needs digital equity now. And we’re not the only ones who see the urgency. The letter below is from 18 organizations, including Byte Back, who see the rising need to close the digital divide in the District. Together, we’re asking DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Council to take action in the FY21 budget […]

‘Byte Back Has Kept Going!’

By Margot Nitschke, Grant Compliance Specialist Since Byte Back classes have gone virtual, we checked in with Elia, a Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel student, to see how things are going.   15 years as a stay-at-home mom, Elia was searching for a career path with many job possibilities, and that’s when she found Byte Back.    Elia started with Computer Foundations 2 and found a mentor in her instructor, who encouraged […]

Reach for the STARs: Opportunity@Work’s New Report

America has a hidden talent pool of 71 million adult STARs (Skilled Through Alternative Routes). Opportunity@Work and Accenture’s new report brings light to this hidden population and their untapped skills in the workforce. Watch the virtual release and panel here, with: Byron Auguste, Opportunity@Work CEO US Senator Mark Warner Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back CEO Marty […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Byte Back staff are continuing to monitor CDC announcements and warnings about coranavirus COVID-19. We will post updates on this page. You can also monitor our updates through social media. If anything changes, we will send email and text message announcements to current students. It is our priority to keep students and staff safe. More […]

Support Your Community for Black History Month

Take action this Black History Month! Directly support education and economic opportunities for Black communities in Washington, DC and Baltimore by giving back. Thanks to our sponsors at TD and to the NBC Washington team for featuring Byte Back! Share on Facebook >> Share on Twitter >> What Does Black History Month Mean to Us? […]

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 full 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 […]