She had given up hope of ever working again. She had adult children and wanted to turn her life around. Her dream was to get back into the workforce and to make a life for herself. She lived in Washington DC and was one of its citizens that lived in a low income community where people needed jobs. Was there a place that could reach out to her with a helping hand? As she said about herself “I’m not a kid any more.”
founders, aware of the poverty in the many communities in Washington DC, determined to help adults in that city who wanted to turn their lives around. They thought about the world of work that would open up to all of us as we approached the 21st century. They realized that
would play a key role in creating access to careers that would be available to people who were trained to use the emerging technologies.
Byte Back launched their first training class in 1997 at the local Gospel Rescue Mission in the city and, as they say at Byte Back, built out from there. As an organization that has grown to make a high impact on their community connecting people's needs to opportunities, they are growing rapidly. This is due to funding support by corporations such as Citi Corporation, federal and state agencies, and assistance from volunteers from organizations such as Avodah Service Corp whose members have been teaching hundreds of students in Byte Back classes.