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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 […]

Women Who Tech at Byte Back

Graphics by Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager   In 2016, Byte Back served … Female students come from diverse backgrounds … Women at Byte Back find a path and tools to empower themselves … Byte Back offers opportunity and adds diversity … Support women who tech at Byte Back by volunteering and donating today! Print and share […]

Are You Donating to Trustworthy Organizations?

By Marianne Alicona, Director of Development August 31, 2016 Breaking News Report: The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation closed its doors. The zero-rated charity, that was the subject of a CNN report, only gave 2 percent of its revenue to veterans. The Foundation took in $29 million over four years, and nearly all of it went […]

Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls

NCTA Foundation Grant & Partnership Brings New Opportunity to Byte Back By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager For almost 19 years, Byte Back has taught in traditional computer lab classrooms in Washington, DC. Now the organization has the opportunity to expand beyond these walls, thanks to the NCTA Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity affiliated with NCTA – […]

Tech for Social Change – from DC to around the Globe

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager  Using tech for social change is empowering for any community. For women, technology can be a tool for a better life – used to report and overcome harassment, to manage finances, or to be hired for a living-wage job. In Washington, DC, Byte Back empowers students to use tech to change […]

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 […]

Meet Derrick Washington, Byte Back’s ‘People Builder’

Derrick  Shares His Plans as Career Services Manager and ‘People Builder’ By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager Derrick is focused and passionate. With only a few weeks on the job at Byte Back, he clearly articulates his goals in working with students, with alumni, and with employer partners. It’s easy to become excited about the future […]

My Time with Byte Back: Reflections of an AmeriCorps Volunteer

As the 2015-16 AmeriCorps term comes to an end, one of our fabulous instructors shares how her journey with Byte Back and its students has changed her. Thanks to Crystal and our three other AmeriCorps volunteers, Robin, Alba, and Laura, for your service and dedication this year! By Crystal Jacobs, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor It […]

Staying True to the Goal of Changing Lives

A Visit with Byte Back’s Founders 19 Years Later By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager “We have to do this. DC needs you and this.” These were the words from Barbara Altman that fueled the collaboration with her friend Glenn Stein. This is what led to Byte Back opening in 1997. Barbara and Glenn shared the […]