This Is What Community Looks Like

Working together and giving back – that’s what makes the difference in success. Recently, several CompTIA A+ alumni returned to Byte Back. They weren’t looking for recognition or services for themselves but to give back. As our current students prepare for the two challenging A+ certification exams, our alumni found they could be of use. […]

Reaching for Tech Right Out of High School

Urban Alliance Connects Recent High School Grad to Byte Back and His Future in IT By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Before he even finished his senior year at Kingsman Academy Public Charter School in DC, Premier Kelly had planned his pathway into IT. He spent time this year learning about and fixing his home computer and at the same […]

Meet the Excel Intern: Adebayo

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Philadelphia native, Adebayo “Ade” Olusada, is part of our newly implemented Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel internship program. Ade was just driving to Chipotle in Brookland one day and noticed the Byte Back headquarters on Monroe Street. That’s when he decided to call and take advantage of an opportunity. “In this […]

Old Enough to Remember These 18 Tech Memories?

By Andrea Mack, First Time Technology Office Manager 18 years sure is a long time. Since Byte Back’s founding in 1997, technology has changed a lot. Our staff, AmeriCorps, and students put our heads together to think of our funniest technology memories, from 1997 and beyond. Here are our favorite throwback memories. 1. I remember when […]

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 […]

A Mother’s Patience

Young Mother’s Patience Pays Off By Erin Jayes, Community Engagement Assistant & AmeriCorps Public Ally “I always wanted to work with computers. Every time I saw someone having computer issues, I’d think, ‘I wish I could help them!’” Jewel Smith was determined, and after earning computer certifications and interning at Byte Back, she found that being proactive […]