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An Open Letter to DC on Digital Equity from 18 Orgs

DC needs digital equity now. And we’re not the only ones who see the urgency. The letter below is from 18 organizations, including Byte Back, who see the rising need to close the digital divide in the District. Together, we’re asking DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Council to take action in the FY21 budget […]

CEO Testifies to Increase Digital Equity Funding in DC

Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Department of Employment Services and Workforce Investment Council  Chair: Councilmember Elissa Silverman and Committee  Budget Hearing Testimony from Elizabeth Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back May 28, 2020   My name is Elizabeth Lindsey, and I’m the CEO of Byte Back, a 23-year old nonprofit headquartered in DC. I’m also a proud Ward […]

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 […]

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 […]

We’re taking action for Digital Inclusion Week. Congress should, too.

This piece was originally published by Technical.ly DC as a guest post by Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller. Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller talks about how the #dctech nonprofit supports the Digital Equity Act in Congress. When Samiria needed a new career to support herself and her nine-year-old, she took action. She found […]

Putting Training to Work: Interns Gain Confidence & Opportunities 

Ricardo working as an intern.

By Monica Essig Aberg, Development Intern Two years ago, LaDonya Greene didn’t think of herself as “tech savvy.” Now she has professional work experience troubleshooting and refurbishing laptops as part of Byte Back’s new student intern program. Applying Knowledge, Gaining New Skills Student interns have the chance to apply knowledge from their courses in a professional environment, […]

Byte Back Partners to Offer a Free Pathway to College Credits  

Byte Back Partners with Saylor Academy to Expand Opportunities WASHINGTON – Byte Back and Saylor Academy announced a new partnership today to expand free college opportunities for adults preparing for living-wage careers.   Byte Back students, most of whom are unemployed when they start, will be able to save thousands of dollars on degrees by using Saylor Academy’s free online college-credit […]

Byte Back Is up for Two Panels at SXSW 2020!

Byte Back Executive Director, Elizabeth Lindsey, is up for panels at SXSW and SXSW EDU in March 2020. SXSW is one of the most elite international conferences in existence, celebrating the convergence of tech, the interactive, film, and music in Austin, Texas. Selection at this prestigious conference depends on your support! Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker […]