Author: Yvette Scorse

Byte Back to Move to State-of-the-Art NoMa Location

Growth over 20 Years Culminates in Exciting Change WASHINGTON, DC – Byte Back has been serving the Washington, DC community out of the same converted in Brookland for 20 years. This location has served the organization and its students well, but in the years since 1997, the staff size, student enrollments, and number of classes […]

Training and Affordable Computers under One Roof

Byte Back Partners with Project Reboot and DC Government at Revived Frederick Douglass Community Center By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Community partners revived the Frederick Douglass Community Center in Ward 8 as a tech hub, where Byte Back’s digital training and Project Reboot‘s affordable computers come together. The Center has been vacant for about 10 years. Owned […]

Take a Journey to 1997: The Birth of Byte Back

Twenty years ago, Barbara Altman and Glenn Stein’s vision came to reality when Byte Back opened. The timing was right. In 1997, many Washington, DC residents were struggling with a lack of opportunity. People like Craig came to Byte Back afraid of computers and left with skills and a career. Today, take a leap back […]

7 Student Thoughts to Inspire You Today

During a special visit from Jackie Reyes, Director of the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, students in the Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook course shared their personal stories. They thanked the Director for funding Byte Back, encouraging the Office to continue and emphasizing that the program has been life-changing for them. For many of […]

WATCH: Bringing Tech to Class in Innovative Ways

More about the NCTA Foundation and its partnership with Byte Back: The NCTA Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity affiliated with NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. The Foundation has formed strategic, year-long partnerships with community-based groups serving the Washington, DC community, that are intently working to address societal needs. The objectives of this year’s […]

Women Who Tech at Byte Back

Graphics by Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager   In 2016, Byte Back served … Female students come from diverse backgrounds … Women at Byte Back find a path and tools to empower themselves … Byte Back offers opportunity and adds diversity … Support women who tech at Byte Back by volunteering and donating today! Print and share […]

Diversity in Tech – Byte Back Style

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager It’s reassuring and inspiring to know that so many smart, talented, powerful people in tech sincerely care about making the industry look more like its users. They care about diversity. The crowd at the TechUP Tech Innovation & Inclusion Summit were among these people – and a group we’re proud to […]

She Was out of Work but Not out of Hope

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager “Diane got a job!” The news rang out in the Byte Back office recently one afternoon. Diane Dallas jokes that even though she graduated in 2013, she “can’t get away from Byte Back.” She’s served as a volunteer, sang “You Gotta Be” and “There’s Hope” at Breakfast Bytes fundraisers and, […]

Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls

NCTA Foundation Grant & Partnership Brings New Opportunity to Byte Back By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager For almost 19 years, Byte Back has taught in traditional computer lab classrooms in Washington, DC. Now the organization has the opportunity to expand beyond these walls, thanks to the NCTA Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity affiliated with NCTA – […]

Tech for Social Change – from DC to around the Globe

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager  Using tech for social change is empowering for any community. For women, technology can be a tool for a better life – used to report and overcome harassment, to manage finances, or to be hired for a living-wage job. In Washington, DC, Byte Back empowers students to use tech to change […]