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


Byte Back graduates and Board celebrate the $100,000 investment from Verizon on January 22 at the Winter Graduation ceremony.

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 all.

From computer foundations training to administrative and IT skills, the Verizon grant will support a pathway of free tech training that leads to living-wage careers, whereby increasing economic mobility in communities of greatest need.

Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back CEO, receives the $100,000 investment from Mario Acosta-Velez, Director, State Government Affairs at Verizon.

“Verizon is helping Byte Back prepare adults for careers in our changing economy. With a pathway of free tech training, our graduates are gaining skills, getting certified, and entering living-wage careers that use technology,” said Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back CEO.

“Byte Back is a leader in digital inclusion and literacy helping hundreds of adult learners in the Washington, DC area build the skills they need to pursue careers in a digitized workforce,” said Tony Lewis, Region Vice President of State Government Affairs at Verizon. “By connecting under-resourced communities to tech training and developmental opportunities, Byte Back participants are positioned to obtain meaningful jobs and improve their financial lives and those of generations to come.”

Byte Back provides a pathway of inclusive tech training that leads to living-wage careers. Since 1997, the nonprofit has served thousands of adults, helping graduates gain valuable tech skills, launch successful careers, and become part of the growing digital economy.

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