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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 […]

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 […]

Bridging the Tech Gap – from 7,900 Miles Away

By Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze, IREX Community Solutions Fellow, Byte Back Netsai is a visiting fellow at Byte Back through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Back home in Harare, Zimbabwe she serves as a Training Officer at Nduna Zimbabwe Trust. This is Netsai’s first time in the United States, […]

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 […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwangwa served as a visiting fellow at Byte Back in fall 2018 through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She shares the lessons she brought from DC to Zimbabwe and how she had an impact on the digital […]

‘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 […]