homelessness

Byte Back Saved My Life

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager One year ago, Olivia Byrd was living in her car. She was working as a security guard but faced frequent bouts of unemployment, with little help from the unemployment center. Then a friend said, “If you get this certification, you should never have an issue being unemployed again.” When asked where […]

A Determined Dad

A Daughter, a Determined Dad & a Future in Tech By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate See an update on Behrooz’s story below. Adults rarely go back to school because they have to. They register, show up, and succeed because they are motivated by something, or someone. In Behrooz Bakhtiary’s case, his motivation is his 7-year-old […]

Overcoming Homelessness

Brave Student Overcomes Homelessness to Give Back to the Community By Erin Jayes, Community Engagement Assistant & AmeriCorps Public Ally Alan Banks thought he was safe from homelessness. The 56-year-old DC native and Byte Back graduate didn’t see it coming, but found out that homelessness can happen to anyone. In 2004, Alan was working for […]

Is Poverty Something We Can End?

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate  Is Poverty Something We Can End? This question and others were raised during the National Conference on Ending Poverty, where Byte Back was represented, among dozens of other organizations serving people in poverty. Over the course of the day-long conference, it was clear that ending poverty wasn’t something to be […]