computer education

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwnagwa 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 […]

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 […]

Danny’s Story: Serving the Community with Avodah and Byte Back

Danny Brown, Avodah DC Jewish Service Corps member and Byte Back Digital Literacy Instructor, was looking for a way to make a difference after college. This year, he found a way to combine his passion for service, social justice, and equity here at Byte Back. He has taught hundreds of students in PC for Beginners […]

Three Things to Know About EPIC Expansion into Prince George’s County

EPIC info session

Earlier this week, Byte Back classes started just as they have hundreds of times before over the 20 years the organization has offered tech training and career services classes in Washington, DC. Except one class was a little different: it wasn’t in DC. 1. First Certification Classes Offered Outside of the District This fall, Byte […]

How a Stroke Proved His Strength

Charles Grier

By Anthony Edwards, Programs Support Temp There comes a point in everyone’s professional career when they realize the skills they possess may not be enough for them to move forward. For some, this realization is a slow burn. For Charles Grier, this realization was definitive and life-altering. It was a stroke. In his own words, […]

New EPIC Program Brings Free IT Training to Maryland

DC Workforce Development Collaborative Invests in IT Careers for Low-Income Residents The Greater Washington Works initiative is investing $200,000 over two years into IT workforce training at Byte Back. This means, that after 20 years of providing tech training in DC, Byte Back is officially expanding into Maryland with EPIC (Education Partnership for IT Careers). The EPIC program is a $400,000 […]

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 […]

Challenges Will Not Claim Her: Ms. B Rises Above

By Leonel de Leon, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor Ms. B* was born with parents who instilled respect, education, and a strong work ethic in her, no matter what obstacles would be thrown her way. She moved to Washington, DC nine years ago seeking a better opportunity and a change in life. Two years later, she started medical school […]