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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 […]

On the Path to Achieving IT

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Office Track student Jose Guzman has dreams of being a success in the IT field. When classes began October 3, 2016, he wasn’t sure what the experience would be like, but he was determined. This journey did not come without difficulty. Jose found himself missing classes, much to his frustration, […]

Back to School, Back to Her Future

By Leonel De Leon, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor When she was 15 and in 9th grade, Simona Campbell faced some unfortunate circumstances and dropped out of school. Now, at the age of 47 and a mother of three, Simona is back in school. As she studies to earn her high school diploma at Ballou STAY […]

Meet Our AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps volunteers form the core of Byte Back’s computer literacy instructors. They make it possible for Byte Back to reach hundreds of people each year with digital literacy education. These three AmeriCorps members will be with us during the 2016-17 year teaching PC for Beginners and Office Track courses. We are so proud to have […]

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 […]

Saving the Best for Last

By Robin Moges-Haile, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor My last course here at Byte Back was an Office Track class. The famous words “save the best for last” really apply here as this class was by far one of the best classes that I taught during my year of AmeriCorps service here. Each student in the class brought […]

Thanks to Byte Back, I’m Not the Computer-Illiterate Grandpa Anymore!

Alphonso Williams, Office Track Student, Shares His Journey to Byte Back My journey started when I completed training as a private investigator for the District of Columbia. When I received my license and certification, it became very clear that my computer skills were not up to the functional capacity needed. I couldn’t formulate reports; I […]

On the Right Track with Office Track

By Robin Moges-Haile, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor As our spring Office Track classes wind up, I’m highlighting three of my wonderful students who have been eager to learn Microsoft Office skills here at Byte Back’s Brookland location. It has been a pleasure to have these students in class. David Peterson David Peterson is humorous and enjoys enlightening the class […]

Started from the Bottom

Leo: Rising from a Beginner to Certified Pro Leonel De Leon, or “Leo,” grew up in Guatemala and moved to Maryland when he was 12. “I could see a better future,” he says about coming to the United States. However, his journey hasn’t been without struggles. In 2014, he lost his job and suffered from […]

Creativity Meets Tech

Where Creativity, Entrepreneurship & Tech Meet By Iyana Turner, Program Assistant for IT Academy Fashion is creative. Fashion is as diverse as the people who embrace it. Now, fashion and creativity are coming together with tech in one talented and ambitious Byte Back student. Shannon Graham is an Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3) student and […]