Author: Iyana Turner

On the Path to Achieving IT

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Office Track student Jose Guzman has dreams of being a success in the IT field. When classes began October 3, 2016, he wasn’t sure what the experience would be like, but he was determined. This journey did not come without difficulty. Jose found himself missing classes, much to his frustration, […]

Graduate Leads National Recovery Month Awareness

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Addiction treatment and mental health services can enable people with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. That’s what National Recovery Month is all about – awareness and education to improve lives. Byte Back graduate Rhonda Johnson organized and hosted a National Recovery Month kickoff event […]

Meet the Excel Intern: Adebayo

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Philadelphia native, Adebayo “Ade” Olusada, is part of our newly implemented Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel internship program. Ade was just driving to Chipotle in Brookland one day and noticed the Byte Back headquarters on Monroe Street. That’s when he decided to call and take advantage of an opportunity. “In this […]

Creativity Meets Tech

Where Creativity, Entrepreneurship & Tech Meet By Iyana Turner, Program Assistant for IT Academy Fashion is creative. Fashion is as diverse as the people who embrace it. Now, fashion and creativity are coming together with tech in one talented and ambitious Byte Back student. Shannon Graham is an Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3) student and […]

Where the Conversation on Digital Inclusion Begins

By Iyana Turner, Program Assistant “So, maybe this is where the conversation begins,” Leslie Scott closed the meeting with her open-ended musing. With so much work to be done, digital inclusion is not just a priority at Byte Back, but across the whole country. Three Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Digital Inclusion Fellows visited Byte Back IT Academy on […]