Tu Si Puedes – Beginner Computer Skills in Spanish

Together, as a community, we can do so much. This is Byte Back’s first class in partnership with Trabajadores Unidos de Washington (Workers United of Washington DC), and already we’re confident this relationship will benefit our community for classes to come. The PC for Beginners students, who are members of the Trabajadores Unidos group, are […]

Meet Our AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps volunteers form the core of Byte Back’s computer literacy instructors. They make it possible for Byte Back to reach hundreds of people each year with digital literacy education. These three AmeriCorps members will be with us during the 2016-17 year teaching PC for Beginners and Office Track courses. We are so proud to have […]

My Time with Byte Back: Reflections of an AmeriCorps Volunteer

As the 2015-16 AmeriCorps term comes to an end, one of our fabulous instructors shares how her journey with Byte Back and its students has changed her. Thanks to Crystal and our three other AmeriCorps volunteers, Robin, Alba, and Laura, for your service and dedication this year! By Crystal Jacobs, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor It […]

Saving the Best for Last

By Robin Moges-Haile, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor My last course here at Byte Back was an Office Track class. The famous words “save the best for last” really apply here as this class was by far one of the best classes that I taught during my year of AmeriCorps service here. Each student in the class brought […]

On the Right Track with Office Track

By Robin Moges-Haile, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor As our spring Office Track classes wind up, I’m highlighting three of my wonderful students who have been eager to learn Microsoft Office skills here at Byte Back’s Brookland location. It has been a pleasure to have these students in class. David Peterson David Peterson is humorous and enjoys enlightening the class […]

7 Reasons We Volunteer at Byte Back

Appreciating the Volunteers Behind the Work In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10-16, 2016, and National Volunteer Month in April, we asked some of our community volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteer instructors why volunteering is important to them. 1. “I volunteer because I believe it’s important to give back. Whether you help people, animals, or the environment […]

Celebrating 18 Years!

On November 6, Byte Back donors, volunteers, interns, staff, and other supporters came together to celebrate the organization’s 18th birthday. Thank you so much to all those who came and enjoyed the great company, networking opportunities, and sharing our connection to Byte Back’s work. Some celebrated by playing with some 1997 throwback technology in our photo booth: […]

8 AmeriCorps Best Moments – 2014-15

As their service year ends here at Byte Back, we’d like to thank our AmeriCorps members for their amazing work, generous spirit, and the joy they’ve brought to our community! As computer literacy instructors, they have taught hundreds of students around Washington, DC. We know that Byte Back students are so grateful for their service and […]

10 Signs You’re Living on a Small Stipend or Salary

By Anna Mulamba, AmeriCorps Community Engagement Assistant & Computer Literacy Instructor   Serving as an AmeriCorps member is very rewarding in many ways, but it’s also very low-paying. I’m one of nine Byte Back AmeriCorps members feeling the rewards of serving the DC community but also making sacrifices to serve. I’ve learned that for me using humor is […]

AmeriCorps Instructor Spotlight: Gifty Sarfo

By Erin Jayes, Community Engagement Assistant & AmeriCorps Public Ally   During my visit to Gifty Sarfo’s class, her interactive approach to teaching stood out. Throughout class, Gifty, one of our newest AmeriCorps instructors, has students teach each other, going up to the board to explain different concepts to their fellow classmates. I sat down with her after class to talk about […]