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Direct beneficiaries per year: Well over 1,000
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist in teaching a class, mentor or tutor a student, conduct a mock interview with a student.
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Washington DC Area
Byte Back enrolled 45 District Residents in a program (90 course hours and an 80 hour intern-ship) designed for individuals who are interested in starting their own neighborhood computer repair business. Those students wishing to start their own business worked with WACIF to do so. Those who wanted employment as a Computer Support Specialist received placement assistance from Byte Back.
Provided free refurbished computers to 552 program graduates and a year of free internet to 349 program graduates, enabling them to continue practicing their new skills and accessing services and information from home. (Thanks to partnerships with First Time Computers, Cricket Commu-nications and the DC Public Library.)
We were included in the 2010-11 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Began teaching computer classes in Spanish and in American Sign Language in the fall of 2011 in order to assist more DC residents to bridge the digital divide.