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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 […]

Celebrating 18 Years!

On November 6, Byte Back donors, volunteers, interns, staff, and other supporters came together to celebrate the organization’s 18th birthday. Thank you so much to all those who came and enjoyed the great company, networking opportunities, and sharing our connection to Byte Back’s work. Some celebrated by playing with some 1997 throwback technology in our photo booth: […]

18 Reasons We’re Happy to Be in a Byte Back Class!

In honor of Byte Back’s 18th birthday, 18 students celebrate with us and share why they LOVE learning at Byte Back.   1. “I appreciate Byte Back because it gives a lot of folks who can’t afford it the opportunity to participate in programs that prepare them for jobs.” – Judith Ware, Office Track student […]

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 […]