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CEO Testifies to Increase Digital Equity Funding in DC

Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Department of Employment Services and Workforce Investment Council  Chair: Councilmember Elissa Silverman and Committee  Budget Hearing Testimony from Elizabeth Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back May 28, 2020   My name is Elizabeth Lindsey, and I’m the CEO of Byte Back, a 23-year old nonprofit headquartered in DC. I’m also a proud Ward […]

50 Baltimore Orgs Join Forces for Digital Equity during COVID-19

Rapid Response Team Organizes to Bring Devices, Internet & Training Byte Back’s Chrissie Powell Leading Digital Skills & Tech Support Efforts Media Contact: Yvette Scorse, communications director, Byte Back, yscorse@byteback.org BALTIMORE – This month, 50 organizations launched the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition to support a rapid response and coordinated actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]

Baltimore Site Launches New Classes with Makerspace Open Works

Johnston Square Neighborhood Benefits from Free Tech Training By James Merritt, Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator, Baltimore For the first time, Open Works opened its doors to community residents for free tech training, in partnership with Byte Back. The nonprofit known for being a community workspace is offering its computer lab in partnership with Byte Back […]

Finding Confidence to Make a Difference

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow Netsai was a visiting fellow at Byte Back through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Back home in Harare, Zimbabwe she serves as a training officer at Nduna Zimbabwe Trust.  “No matter what people tell you, words and […]

There Are No Limits: Byte Back Baltimore

Baltimore has about 136,000 tech jobs, but a 20% poverty rate. Byte Back is connecting Baltimore residents like Samiria with free tech training and the chance to succeed in the digital economy. Thanks to the TD Ready Challenge, Byte Back started putting tech within reach in Baltimore in 2019. Help Byte Back serve even more […]

We’re taking action for Digital Inclusion Week. Congress should, too.

This piece was originally published by Technical.ly DC as a guest post by Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller. Byte Back Digital Communications Specialist Chris Miller talks about how the #dctech nonprofit supports the Digital Equity Act in Congress. When Samiria needed a new career to support herself and her nine-year-old, she took action. She found […]

Bridging the Tech Gap – from 7,900 Miles Away

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow, Byte Back Netsai is a visiting fellow at Byte Back through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Back home in Harare, Zimbabwe she serves as a Training Officer at Nduna Zimbabwe Trust. This is Netsai’s first time in the United States, […]

Byte Back Partners to Offer a Free Pathway to College Credits  

Byte Back Partners with Saylor Academy to Expand Opportunities WASHINGTON – Byte Back and Saylor Academy announced a new partnership today to expand free college opportunities for adults preparing for living-wage careers.   Byte Back students, most of whom are unemployed when they start, will be able to save thousands of dollars on degrees by using Saylor Academy’s free online college-credit […]

Byte Back Wins Kapor Center Tech Done Right Challenge

Kapor Center Awards $1 Million to Fund Diversity in Tech Byte Back Awarded $100,000 in National Tech Done Right Challenge OAKLAND, Calif. and WASHINGTON – The Kapor Center announced the winners of its inaugural $1 million Tech Done Right Challenge grant competition. The challenge identified 10 social impact organizations who are building a more diverse and […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwangwa served as a visiting fellow at Byte Back in fall 2018 through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She shares the lessons she brought from DC to Zimbabwe and how she had an impact on the digital […]