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Women Who Tech at Byte Back

Graphics by Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager   In 2016, Byte Back served … Female students come from diverse backgrounds … Women at Byte Back find a path and tools to empower themselves … Byte Back offers opportunity and adds diversity … Support women who tech at Byte Back by volunteering and donating today! Print and share […]

Five Students Attend Their First Tech Conference

Five Byte Back students attended their first ever tech conference. ASAE sponsored the students, featured them, and paired them with mentors at the recent ASAE Technology Conference & Expo. ASAE also gave Byte Back the opportunity to showcase our services and work in the community by donating a booth to us. This was an amazing […]

Back to School, Back to Her Future

By Leonel De Leon, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor When she was 15 and in 9th grade, Simona Campbell faced some unfortunate circumstances and dropped out of school. Now, at the age of 47 and a mother of three, Simona is back in school. As she studies to earn her high school diploma at Ballou STAY […]

Diversity in Tech – Byte Back Style

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager It’s reassuring and inspiring to know that so many smart, talented, powerful people in tech sincerely care about making the industry look more like its users. They care about diversity. The crowd at the TechUP Tech Innovation & Inclusion Summit were among these people – and a group we’re proud to […]

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, […]

Tech for Social Change – from DC to around the Globe

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager  Using tech for social change is empowering for any community. For women, technology can be a tool for a better life – used to report and overcome harassment, to manage finances, or to be hired for a living-wage job. In Washington, DC, Byte Back empowers students to use tech to change […]

TechGirls from Egypt Inspire Us

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Manager One thing we know at Byte Back is that it’s never too early or too late to learn about technology. It also doesn’t matter what race you are, where you’re from, or what gender you are – tech should be inclusive of all people. This was reinforced as we spent the day […]

My Time with Byte Back: Reflections of an AmeriCorps Volunteer

As the 2015-16 AmeriCorps term comes to an end, one of our fabulous instructors shares how her journey with Byte Back and its students has changed her. Thanks to Crystal and our three other AmeriCorps volunteers, Robin, Alba, and Laura, for your service and dedication this year! By Crystal Jacobs, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor It […]

Goodbye Frustration, Hello Confidence: Opening Doors with Technology

By Laura Weiner, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor “This class has been a launching pad for me to do what I have wanted to do for a long time,” Lillie Mae Thomas says as her six-week PC for Beginners class was winding up. Mae has been on her computer literacy journey for quite a while. She studied […]

Never Too Late to Start a New Career

Haz click para la versión en español By Alba Escobar, AmeriCorps Computer Literacy Instructor Marlene Valladolid started a PC for Beginners Spanish class at Thomson Elementary School in January. This was the first class Byte Back taught at the elementary school, offering the opportunity to the DC Public School parents to take free computer literacy […]