Black Lives Matter

This message was originally sent on June 1, 2020 to Byte Back’s email subscribers. We also wanted to share with the rest of our community. Hello Byte Back community, First, I want to say to Black students and alumni, my Black colleagues, and our Black community supporters – I know this past week, year, years have been traumatic and so hard. […]

CEO Testifies to Increase Digital Equity Funding in DC

Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Department of Employment Services and Workforce Investment Council  Chair: Councilmember Elissa Silverman and Committee  Budget Hearing Testimony from Elizabeth Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back May 28, 2020   My name is Elizabeth Lindsey, and I’m the CEO of Byte Back, a 23-year old nonprofit headquartered in DC. I’m also a proud Ward […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Resources for Students during Coronavirus

To all of our Byte Back student community: We hope that you all are well and staying safe at home during this crisis. Please review the resources listed below to assist you during this difficult time. Students, if you need additional resources or assistance, please reach out to Martika at mfutrell@byteback.org. This was updated on […]

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 […]