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This Is What Community Looks Like

Working together and giving back – that’s what makes the difference in success. Recently, several CompTIA A+ alumni returned to Byte Back. They weren’t looking for recognition or services for themselves but to give back. As our current students prepare for the two challenging A+ certification exams, our alumni found they could be of use. […]

She Was out of Work but Not out of Hope

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager “Diane got a job!” The news rang out in the Byte Back office recently one afternoon. Diane Dallas jokes that even though she graduated in 2013, she “can’t get away from Byte Back.” She’s served as a volunteer, sang “You Gotta Be” and “There’s Hope” at Breakfast Bytes fundraisers and, […]

Techie Finds Her Perfect Volunteer Match

Computer Engineer Trishia Cooper Gives Back as Byte Back Instructor By Tamikia Wims, Volunteer Coordinator With instructors likes Trishia Cooper, Byte Back students have no choice but to be successful in their classes. Trishia has a long history of volunteering. Before completing her master’s in computer engineering in May 2015, she had volunteered around Washington, […]

Byte Back to Use Insights from APT Data Dive to Drive Student Success

APT and Byte Back Announce Findings from Recent Data Dive Partnership Byte Back has received incredible insight from data to help us better serve students, thanks to Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) and its more than 40 employees who worked over a 24-hour period in a hackathon-style data dive. Members of the APT team donated their […]

7 Reasons We Volunteer at Byte Back

Appreciating the Volunteers Behind the Work In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 10-16, 2016, and National Volunteer Month in April, we asked some of our community volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteer instructors why volunteering is important to them. 1. “I volunteer because I believe it’s important to give back. Whether you help people, animals, or the environment […]

Celebrating 18 Years!

On November 6, Byte Back donors, volunteers, interns, staff, and other supporters came together to celebrate the organization’s 18th birthday. Thank you so much to all those who came and enjoyed the great company, networking opportunities, and sharing our connection to Byte Back’s work. Some celebrated by playing with some 1997 throwback technology in our photo booth: […]

5 Ways Volunteering Pays

By Brigitte Valcin, AmeriCorps Instructor & Volunteer Services Assistant If Byte Back is the gardener and our students are the garden, then our volunteers are the nutrients helping everyone grow. Whether you choose to volunteer as an instructor, teaching assistant, or tutor, giving back to the community is such a rewarding experience! Our volunteers and staff explain just how […]

AmeriCorps Instructor Spotlight: Gifty Sarfo

By Erin Jayes, Community Engagement Assistant & AmeriCorps Public Ally   During my visit to Gifty Sarfo’s class, her interactive approach to teaching stood out. Throughout class, Gifty, one of our newest AmeriCorps instructors, has students teach each other, going up to the board to explain different concepts to their fellow classmates. I sat down with her after class to talk about […]