Byte Back Grad Joins Board of Directors

There aren’t many people who know Byte Back better than Brenda Shelman. Over the last few years she’s taken multiple classes, helped recruit new students as a staff member and Student Ambassador, and volunteered as an usher at graduations. Now she’s adding another line to her extensive resume with Byte Back: Board member. This January, […]

Support Your Community for Black History Month

Take action this Black History Month! Directly support education and economic opportunities for Black communities in Washington, DC and Baltimore by giving back. Thanks to our sponsors at TD and to the NBC Washington team for featuring Byte Back! Share on Facebook >> Share on Twitter >> What Does Black History Month Mean to Us? […]

Byte Back Receives $100,000 for Digital Inclusion from Verizon

Washington, D.C. — Verizon has awarded a $100,000 grant to Byte Back to provide tech skills and career support for under-resourced adults in the Washington, DC area. This is a part of Verizon’s commitment to increase digital inclusion nationwide by removing the barriers to economic prosperity and ensuring the benefits of technology are accessible to […]

Byte Back Trailblazer Works to Bring Smart Workforce Opportunities to Ohio Hometown

Youngstown, Ohio: Smart revitalization in an era of deindustrialization   By Barbara Altman This article was originally published by the Dentons Smart Cities and Communities Think Tank in 2019. Click here to download the full report.  I saw through the eyes of a child the potential impact of technology on humanity, for better or for […]

Baltimore Site Launches New Classes with Makerspace Open Works

Johnston Square Neighborhood Benefits from Free Tech Training By James Merritt, Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator, Baltimore For the first time, Open Works opened its doors to community residents for free tech training, in partnership with Byte Back. The nonprofit known for being a community workspace is offering its computer lab in partnership with Byte Back […]

Finding Confidence to Make a Difference

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow Netsai was a visiting fellow at Byte Back through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Back home in Harare, Zimbabwe she serves as a training officer at Nduna Zimbabwe Trust.  “No matter what people tell you, words and […]

There Are No Limits: Byte Back Baltimore

Baltimore has about 136,000 tech jobs, but a 20% poverty rate. Byte Back is connecting Baltimore residents like Samiria with free tech training and the chance to succeed in the digital economy. Thanks to the TD Ready Challenge, Byte Back started putting tech within reach in Baltimore in 2019. Help Byte Back serve even more […]

For Our Family: The McFadgens

Donate Now to Support Students Like Kevin & Rochelle >> By supporting Byte Back, you are giving more students like Kevin and Rochelle the opportunity to create a better life for their families. Your donation will bring tech within reach and change the future of families for generations to come. Here’s how you can show your […]

This Is the Pathway into an Inclusive Future of Work

Byte Back students and staff with UiPath.

Byte Back and UiPath are forging a new path into living-wage tech careers. This is the INCLUSIVE future of work. By Monica Essig Aberg, Byte Back Development Intern  For the 120 million US adults without college degrees, pathways to living-wage careers are limited: over half of living-wage careers require at least a bachelor’s degree. Byte Back’s partnership with UiPath, […]

We’re taking action for Digital Inclusion Week. Congress should, too.

This piece was originally published by Technical.ly DC as a guest post by Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller. Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller talks about how the #dctech nonprofit supports the Digital Equity Act in Congress. When Samiria needed a new career to support herself and her nine-year-old, she took action. She found […]