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D.C. Tech Training Nonprofit Wins $775K To Expand To Baltimore

Byte Back– a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that provides computer science training–announced its award of $775,000 from the TD Ready Challenge to scale their operations and expand to Baltimore. The announcement was made Wednesday after Byte Back was one of 228 American and Canadian applicants who were asked to pitch against 15 other organizations in Toronto, Canada in late August. Byte Back has provided free classes to underserved residents of Washington, D.C. since 1997. Courses range from beginner to advanced and are six to eight weeks. Beginner classes offer the basics on how to use a computer and send emails, while advanced courses equip students with certifications in information technology and Microsoft Office. Byte Back does not offer coding classes; however, Byte Back Executive Director Elizabeth Lindsey said students leave the program prepared with skills efficient enough to join coding boot camp. Lindsey said there are numerous organizations training minority...

Arriana McLymore

Oct 25, 2018