student success

Opening Opportunities to Living-Wage Careers: 2019 Impact Brief

In 2019, more students increased their salaries. More opportunity and more skills lead to meaningful, living-wage careers that use technology. In 2019, 533 adults in DC and Baltimore took at least one Byte Back class – from Computer Foundations up to industry-recognized certification tracks. The tech sector is missing out on the talent, experience, and […]

‘Byte Back Has Kept Going!’

By Margot Nitschke, Grant Compliance Specialist Since Byte Back classes have gone virtual, we checked in with Elia, a Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel student, to see how things are going.   15 years as a stay-at-home mom, Elia was searching for a career path with many job possibilities, and that’s when she found Byte Back.    Elia started with Computer Foundations 2 and found a mentor in her instructor, who encouraged […]

Precious & Her Class Are Going Strong with Virtual Learning during Coronavirus

Byte Back Certification Students Went Virtual March 18 Since pausing in-person classes because of coronavirus, Byte Back certification students have continued class from home through Zoom. 38% of Byte Back students don’t have internet at home. Byte Back saw this need and sent certification students home with hotspots and laptops if they needed them. Our students are […]

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 […]

For Our Family: The McFadgens

Donate Now to Support Students Like Kevin & Rochelle >> By supporting Byte Back, you are giving more students like Kevin and Rochelle the opportunity to create a better life for their families. Your donation will bring tech within reach and change the future of families for generations to come. Here’s how you can show your […]

Putting Training to Work: Interns Gain Confidence & Opportunities 

Ricardo working as an intern.

By Monica Essig Aberg, Development Intern Two years ago, LaDonya Greene didn’t think of herself as “tech savvy.” Now she has professional work experience troubleshooting and refurbishing laptops as part of Byte Back’s new student intern program. Applying Knowledge, Gaining New Skills Student interns have the chance to apply knowledge from their courses in a professional environment, […]

‘Powering On’ Her Confidence

Guest Profile by Revé Van Croft, Consumer Technology Association Foundation  Originally published by the CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, May 7, 2019 I had the immense pleasure of talking to Brenda Shelman, a 60-year-old Byte Back alumna who now works there administratively. It was wonderful learning about her and what pushed her forward in this journey of […]

From the Executive Director … 2018 Annual Report

Byte Back’s 2018 Annual Report Is Here, Along with a Message from Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director Imagine what poverty in this country would look like if people on the other side of the digital divide were given the opportunity to have living-wage careers in tech. You know how valuable a second chance can be. That’s […]