tech diversity

CEO Testifies to Increase Digital Equity Funding in DC

Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Department of Employment Services and Workforce Investment Council  Chair: Councilmember Elissa Silverman and Committee  Budget Hearing Testimony from Elizabeth Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back May 28, 2020   My name is Elizabeth Lindsey, and I’m the CEO of Byte Back, a 23-year old nonprofit headquartered in DC. I’m also a proud Ward […]

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 […]

Support Your Community for Black History Month

Take action this Black History Month! Directly support education and economic opportunities for Black communities in Washington, DC and Baltimore by giving back. Thanks to our sponsors at TD and to the NBC Washington team for featuring Byte Back! Share on Facebook >> Share on Twitter >> What Does Black History Month Mean to Us? […]

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 […]

Byte Back Is up for Two Panels at SXSW 2020!

Byte Back Executive Director, Elizabeth Lindsey, is up for panels at SXSW and SXSW EDU in March 2020. SXSW is one of the most elite international conferences in existence, celebrating the convergence of tech, the interactive, film, and music in Austin, Texas. Selection at this prestigious conference depends on your support! Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker […]

Byte Back Wins Kapor Center Tech Done Right Challenge

Kapor Center Awards $1 Million to Fund Diversity in Tech Byte Back Awarded $100,000 in National Tech Done Right Challenge OAKLAND, Calif. and WASHINGTON – The Kapor Center announced the winners of its inaugural $1 million Tech Done Right Challenge grant competition. The challenge identified 10 social impact organizations who are building a more diverse and […]

Byte Back Featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes

HARRIS’ HEROES: Organization Helps Adults Embrace the Digital Age On November 2, Byte Back was featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes. Bernadine, “Bernie,” was one of the students interviewed and shared how Byte Back courses have given her the instruction and motivation she needs to meet her career goals. Watch Bernie’s and Denise’s stories and […]