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Power Station

Sep 9, 2019

An innovative nonprofit is requiring us to rethink our assumptions about who works in the digital economy. Byte Back, a DC based training organization led by the dynamic Elizabeth Lindsey, is shaking up the workforce and technology sectors by bringing non-traditional workers into the sectors. In many cases, these students have never used a computer or even had broadband access. So it follows that Byte Back meets students where they are. While the process may take longer, classes are rigorous and require discipline to complete. Byte Back cultivates teachers who are committed to their students’ success. And it works. Students are graduating with certificates that make them valuable employees for companies that pay living wages and benefits. The issues that Byte Back addresses cannot be fixed by training alone. Byte Back is increasingly active in public policy advocacy. You will want to stay tuned for the next chapter of their work.