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Students Discover New Possibilities in DC Tech

Besides learning in classrooms, studying at home, and working to pass those Microsoft and CompTIA certification exams, our students are eager to discover the possibilities of tech careers right here in DC. This month, they’ve taken advantage of exciting opportunities with Byte Back to learn about tech careers, network, and become part of the DC […]

Byte Back Wins Biggest Prize at WeWork Creator Awards

— Byte Back (@ByteBackDC) March 29, 2017 The co-working company WeWork kicked off their epic, international Creator Awards Tuesday, awarding more than $1.5 million to innovators from across the Northeast. In Washington, DC alone, 1,100 applicants competed. Out of all of them, Byte Back stood out as a truly life-changing cause. Byte Back won the top prize of […]

Don’t Forget to Smile: A Job Tip You Can’t Miss

By Dometria Coleman, Administrative Assistant My first professional office job was as a receptionist in a personal injury law firm. A job answering the phone – now this should be easy … or so I thought. “Good morning, this is Dometria. How may I direct your call?” I must admit, it was the most boring, […]

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 […]

WATCH: Bringing Tech to Class in Innovative Ways

More about the NCTA Foundation and its partnership with Byte Back: The NCTA Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity affiliated with NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. The Foundation has formed strategic, year-long partnerships with community-based groups serving the Washington, DC community, that are intently working to address societal needs. The objectives of this year’s […]

Byte Back Community Goes Wild for Pokémon Go

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate & Pokémon Go Enthusiast Just over a month ago, software development company Niantic Labs released Pokémon Go to American players. Garnering over 1 million downloads in the Google Play store in 24 hours, Pokémon Go has now reached over 100 million downloads on Android devices alone. The game is just […]

TechGirls from Egypt Inspire Us

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager One thing we know at Byte Back is that it’s never too early or too late to learn about technology. It also doesn’t matter what race you are, where you’re from, or what gender you are – tech should be inclusive of all people. This was reinforced as we spent the day […]

Breakfast Bytes: Supporting Tech Within Reach (Photo Album)

THANK YOU to our donors, partners, students, volunteers, board, staff, and other supporters for making Breakfast Bytes 2016 a celebration of putting tech within reach. With your help, we can continue to transform the lives of more than 900 students in the Washington, DC every year. If you missed the event, please consider investing in the success […]

7 Reasons We Volunteer at Byte Back

Appreciating the Volunteers Behind the Work In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10-16, 2016, and National Volunteer Month in April, we asked some of our community volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteer instructors why volunteering is important to them. 1. “I volunteer because I believe it’s important to give back. Whether you help people, animals, or the environment […]