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NEWS: Half a Million Dollars for Tech Within Reach

Byte Back Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund  $500,000 investment in core operating support will enable Byte Back to help low-tech communities gain digital skills and enter into living-wage careers in technology. WASHINGTON, DC – The Citi Foundation announced that Byte Back was selected as the recipient of a $500,000 grant as part […]

Black and Hispanic Underrepresentation Plagues Tech, Even in DC

It’s no secret that the tech industry has an inclusivity and diversity problem. If you picture a tech workplace, you might think of a male-dominated startup boardroom or a programmer-packed open-plan office with few-to-no people of color. New analysis of recent Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program research adds detail and data to that picture. Black people and Hispanics remain significantly underrepresented in tech jobs. Despite the District’s focus on inclusion and diversity, our city hasn’t been immune to this trend. In nearly every region studied, Black and […]

After 20 Years at Byte Back, She Has a Message for Students

Monique Looks Back at Two Decades of Inspiring Experiences with Students This month I say farewell to my Byte Back colleagues and to you, our students – future IT and business professionals. This has been my second home since 1998, when I started volunteering, then I returned to serve as a Board member, and then […]

Byte Back Wins $360k(again!) at WeWork Global Finals

Byte Back Competed at the Creator Awards Global Finals at Madison Square Garden In March, WeWork saw something special in Byte Back – tech career training that started 20 years ago and brings economic opportunity to hundreds in the DC community today. Byte Back won the biggest prize at WeWork’s DC Creator Awards – $360,000. Since then, the Creator Awards […]

28M Low-Tech Jobs Are Gone: Here’s What We Can Do about It

New Research Shows Increasing Need for Digital Skills on the Job By Chris Miller, Communications & Development Associate When Demika was looking for ways to move her career forward a few years ago, she hit a roadblock. Jobs required tech skills that she didn’t learn growing up – not that long ago many of those […]