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When Women Have a Chance in Tech …

By Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director Only 25 percent of the computing workforce in the US is women. For women of color, this drops drastically, with just 3 percent of the workforce made up of African American women and 1 percent Latina women. 1 March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate progress, […]

Giving New Skills Back to the Community

Meet the Free-Spirited Traci By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist  Traci Denise Barnes describes her Byte Back class as “free spirited, so you can be who are in class.” She brings that spirit back to class and also gives a full spirit back to the community. Traci came to Byte Back in February 2016 to take […]

Byte Back to Move to State-of-the-Art NoMa Location

Growth over 20 Years Culminates in Exciting Change WASHINGTON, DC – Byte Back has been serving the Washington, DC community out of the same converted in Brookland for 20 years. This location has served the organization and its students well, but in the years since 1997, the staff size, student enrollments, and number of classes […]

Take a Journey to 1997: The Birth of Byte Back

Twenty years ago, Barbara Altman and Glenn Stein’s vision came to reality when Byte Back opened. The timing was right. In 1997, many Washington, DC residents were struggling with a lack of opportunity. People like Craig came to Byte Back afraid of computers and left with skills and a career. Today, take a leap back […]

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 […]