Author: Yvette Scorse

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 […]

Meet Derrick Washington, Byte Back’s ‘People Builder’

Derrick  Shares His Plans as Career Services Manager and ‘People Builder’ By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Derrick is focused and passionate. With only a few weeks on the job at Byte Back, he clearly articulates his goals in working with students, with alumni, and with employer partners. It’s easy to become excited about the future […]

TechGirls from Egypt Inspire Us

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager One thing we know at Byte Back is that it’s never too early or too late to learn about technology. It also doesn’t matter what race you are, where you’re from, or what gender you are – tech should be inclusive of all people. This was reinforced as we spent the day […]

13 Reasons to Believe in Success

It’s official – 13 students who completed the spring 2016 CompTIA A+ Certification Program at Byte Back are now certified. Not only did these students pass the two intensely difficult certification exams, 801 and 802, but they all passed on their first time and with great scores. Congratulations to these 13 smart, hard-working, and always determined students […]

IT Interns Take a Step Toward Their New Careers

3 Students Benefit from First Ever 8-Week Capitol Asset Internship By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Adebayo Olusada, Hugh Elliott, and Paula Smith are the first Byte Back students to intern at Capitol Asset, a program which is helping each of them in their blooming IT careers. Capitol Asset brings in technology donations and takes them […]