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Take a Journey to 1997: The Birth of Byte Back

Twenty years ago, Barbara Altman and Glenn Stein’s vision came to reality when Byte Back opened. The timing was right. In 1997, many Washington, DC residents were struggling with a lack of opportunity. People like Craig came to Byte Back afraid of computers and left with skills and a career. Today, take a leap back […]

7 Student Thoughts to Inspire You Today

During a special visit from Jackie Reyes, Director of the DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, students in the Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook course shared their personal stories. They thanked the Director for funding Byte Back, encouraging the Office to continue and emphasizing that the program has been life-changing for them. For many of […]

On the Path to Achieving IT

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Office Track student Jose Guzman has dreams of being a success in the IT field. When classes began October 3, 2016, he wasn’t sure what the experience would be like, but he was determined. This journey did not come without difficulty. Jose found himself missing classes, much to his frustration, […]

Women Who Tech at Byte Back

Graphics by Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager   In 2016, Byte Back served … Female students come from diverse backgrounds … Women at Byte Back find a path and tools to empower themselves … Byte Back offers opportunity and adds diversity … Support women who tech at Byte Back by volunteering and donating today! Print and share […]

Five Students Attend Their First Tech Conference

Five Byte Back students attended their first ever tech conference. ASAE sponsored the students, featured them, and paired them with mentors at the recent ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. ASAE also gave Byte Back the opportunity to showcase our services and work in the community by donating a booth to us. This was an amazing […]

Quizlet: 6 Steps to Accessing Free Tools for Learning

By Ellen Bredt, Certification Tutor With this free tool, you can use the resources provided by your instructor or you can make an account and begin creating your own self-study aids. Quizlet is one of the handiest sites available for learning things like the commands of the Microsoft Excel Ribbon or the many different types of […]

Back to School, Back to Her Future

By Leonel De Leon, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor When she was 15 and in 9th grade, Simona Campbell faced some unfortunate circumstances and dropped out of school. Now, at the age of 47 and a mother of three, Simona is back in school. As she studies to earn her high school diploma at Ballou STAY […]

Staying Motivated During the Job Search

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist We’re here to help you set and reach your career goals with our Goal Setting Blog Series. Start with Step 1: Your Interests & Strengths >> Now, the most important step: maintaining it. Like any big goal, from a new gym goal to education, there will be times when you hit a wall, when you aren’t […]

Diversity in Tech – Byte Back Style

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager It’s reassuring and inspiring to know that so many smart, talented, powerful people in tech sincerely care about making the industry look more like its users. They care about diversity. The crowd at the TechUP Tech Innovation & Inclusion Summit were among these people – and a group we’re proud to […]

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 […]