Author: Yvette Scorse

Take Action Today for Digital Equity in DC

In 2021, DC government is on track to continue to reduce funding for foundational adult digital skills training and cut its only digital inclusion program – ConnectDC. Instead of closing the digital skills gap in DC, the proposed FY21 government budget will widen the digital divide. But it’s not too late. Sign, share, and tell your […]

Opening Opportunities to Living-Wage Careers: 2019 Impact Brief

In 2019, more students increased their salaries. More opportunity and more skills lead to meaningful, living-wage careers that use technology. In 2019, 533 adults in DC and Baltimore took at least one Byte Back class – from Computer Foundations up to industry-recognized certification tracks. The tech sector is missing out on the talent, experience, and […]

50 Baltimore Orgs Join Forces for Digital Equity during COVID-19

Rapid Response Team Organizes to Bring Devices, Internet & Training Byte Back’s Chrissie Powell Leading Digital Skills & Tech Support Efforts Media Contact: Yvette Scorse, communications director, Byte Back, yscorse@byteback.org BALTIMORE – This month, 50 organizations launched the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition to support a rapid response and coordinated actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]

Precious & Her Class Are Going Strong with Virtual Learning during Coronavirus

Byte Back Certification Students Went Virtual March 18 Since pausing in-person classes because of coronavirus, Byte Back certification students have continued class from home through Zoom. 38% of Byte Back students don’t have internet at home. Byte Back saw this need and sent certification students home with hotspots and laptops if they needed them. Our students are […]

We’re Searching for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Byte Back Is Opening the Search for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Facilitator & Consultant  Background & Purpose  Byte Back is looking for a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator and consultant to help the board and staff to formally develop and incorporate DEI values, principals, policies, and structure. This is Byte Back’s first formal staff-wide DEI experience. As an organization that holds diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to […]

Byte Back Partners to Offer a Free Pathway to College Credits  

Byte Back Partners with Saylor Academy to Expand Opportunities WASHINGTON – Byte Back and Saylor Academy announced a new partnership today to expand free college opportunities for adults preparing for living-wage careers.   Byte Back students, most of whom are unemployed when they start, will be able to save thousands of dollars on degrees by using Saylor Academy’s free online college-credit […]

Byte Back Wins Kapor Center Tech Done Right Challenge

Kapor Center Awards $1 Million to Fund Diversity in Tech Byte Back Awarded $100,000 in National Tech Done Right Challenge OAKLAND, Calif. and WASHINGTON – The Kapor Center announced the winners of its inaugural $1 million Tech Done Right Challenge grant competition. The challenge identified 10 social impact organizations who are building a more diverse and […]

New Baltimore Site Director to Lead Expansion

Chrissie Powell Is Bringing Byte Back to Baltimore WASHINGTON, DC –Byte Back, a growing tech education nonprofit, today announced that Chrissie Powell was named as the organization’s Baltimore Site Director, leading the launch of its first expansion outside the Washington, D.C. metro region. This past October, Byte Back won a $1 million CAD ($775,000 USD) TD […]

Byte Back’s New Mission

Byte Back is entering 2019 with a clear vision. We’re focused on offering students a pathway of tech training to help them reach their career goals, this year and beyond. We are proud to introduce a mission statement that matches our commitment to inclusive education and our students’ success in launching living-wage careers that use […]

LISTEN: Byte Back Chats with Lizzie from ‘Reply All’ Podcast

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Director One day, our comms team (Chris Miller and I) were doing our usual perusing of Byte Back’s Twitter notifications (yes, we read your tweets, so keep tagging us!). We noticed that a few DC tech friends had tagged us on Twitter … Such a good episode of @replyall and then […]