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An Intern Made of Resilience

Meet the Excel Intern: Tahir Ravini By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Tahir Ravini is the picture of resilience. He has struggled, but he has achieved. He will soon add yet another accomplishment – completion of the Byte Back Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)...

Giving HOPE to the Homeless

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate, & Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist  Last year, 38% of Byte Back students were homeless. Knowing that we have students who come to every class but have no place to sleep, store their food, or even take a shower,...

A Determined Dad

A Daughter, a Determined Dad & a Future in Tech By Yvette Scorse, Communications Associate See an update on Behrooz’s story below. Adults rarely go back to school because they have to. They register, show up, and succeed because they are motivated by...

10 Signs You’re Living on a Small Stipend or Salary

By Anna Mulamba, AmeriCorps Community Engagement Assistant & Computer Literacy Instructor   Serving as an AmeriCorps member is very rewarding in many ways, but it’s also very low-paying. I’m one of nine Byte Back AmeriCorps members feeling the rewards...

Community Chat: Tech Changes Lives

Byte Back participated in a Twitter town hall hosted by the Connect.DC program at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Code for Progress and others joined the chat, exploring how tech education is changing lives for people right here in Washington, DC. Follow...