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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 […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Byte Back staff are continuing to monitor CDC announcements and warnings about coranavirus COVID-19. We will post updates here. You can also monitor our updates through social media. If anything changes, we will send email and text message announcements to current students. It is our priority to keep students and staff safe. Update March 20, […]

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 […]