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 […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwangwa served as a visiting fellow at Byte Back in fall 2018 through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She shares the lessons she brought from DC to Zimbabwe and how she had an impact on the digital […]

‘Powering On’ Her Confidence

Guest Profile by Revé Van Croft, Consumer Technology Association Foundation  Originally published by the CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, May 7, 2019 I had the immense pleasure of talking to Brenda Shelman, a 60-year-old Byte Back alumna who now works there administratively. It was wonderful learning about her and what pushed her forward in this journey of […]

From the Executive Director … 2018 Annual Report

Byte Back’s 2018 Annual Report Is Here, Along with a Message from Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director Imagine what poverty in this country would look like if people on the other side of the digital divide were given the opportunity to have living-wage careers in tech. You know how valuable a second chance can be. That’s […]

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 […]

Winter 2018-’19 Graduation

Twice a year, Byte Back students, staff, and supporters come together to celebrate the achievements of our intermediate and advanced course graduates. These dedicated individuals overcame barriers, took on challenges, and ultimately succeeded in gaining invaluable tech skills and moving closer to living-wage careers working with technology. Congratulations to the winter class of ’18-’19, and […]

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 […]

Byte Back Featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes

HARRIS’ HEROES: Organization Helps Adults Embrace the Digital Age On November 2, Byte Back was featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes. Bernadine, “Bernie,” was one of the students interviewed and shared how Byte Back courses have given her the instruction and motivation she needs to meet her career goals. Watch Bernie’s and Denise’s stories and […]