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BYTE BACK WINS HONORABLE MENTION FOR WASHINGTON POST AWARD!
Director’s Corner Community Broadband Summit Byte Back Community Computer Day Seniors Develop Computer Literacy Skills Byte Back Accepted into Cat. for Philanthropy ! Byte Back Receives NIF Grant Success Story: Michael Bradley Byte Back Welcomes New Staff Byte Back Gets NEW Computers! Summer Schedule In December 2009, Byte Back, a first time applicant, began the arduous process of competing for this award. Any nonprofit in the Washington DC area can apply, regardless of size or scope. The Center for Nonprofit Advancement conducted a rigorous process of examination of each candidate, and the longer an organization maintained its candidacy, the more intense the review. The Center for Non Profit Advancement took special care to scrutinize each organization’s management policies and practices in the areas of finance, board accountability, staff development, contingency planning, and collaboration. If selected as a finalist, each applicant is given a two-hour site visit by a panel of experts in the nonprofit field. Byte Back was selected as one of five finalists. On June 24, 2010, the Washington Post held an awards ceremony recognizing all finalist organizations. Prior to the ceremony, all finalist organizations gathered to present the Best
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Front row (L to R): Debony Heart, Kelley Ellsworth, John Souder, Steve Seiden, Mario Burney Back Row (L to R): Benjamin Freedman, T.K. Mukherjee, Delese Harvey, Carine Umuzayire, Jewel Scott, Felicia Hawkins, Isel Perez-Castellanos, Nicole Feemster, Aditya Mandavia, Peter Balazy
The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management is arguably the highest award in the Washington DC area for a nonprofit organization. The award is sponsored by the Washington Post and is a project of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, a non-profit membership organization that works to strengthen, promote, and represent its members throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by providing the tools and resources they need to meet their missions.
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Kelley Ellsworth, Executive Director
RECOGNITION AND RENEWAL
This spring has been quite a season for Byte Back! We hired new staff members and finally replaced all our outdated computers with 36 NEW computers — all loaded with the latest software. We were able to successfully reach our goal of teaching computer skills to over 400 senior citizens in a six month time period. Our computer certification programs are well underway, with new curricula and some very determined students. This Spring was a time of celebration. We held two student graduations (one for our Senior students and another for our job training students), Booz Allen Hamilton held a lovely event for us, and we topped the season off with our Fourth Annual Community Computer Day — our best ever. This event included workshops, barbecue, a deejay, a moon bounce, an hourly prize drawing, and plenty of fun. We have been blessed by donations of equipment from Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Marshalls and thousands of dollars worth of free internet for our graduates by Cricket Communications. We received visits from City Council Members Phil Mendelson and Yvette Alexander, DC Chief Technology Office (CTO) Bryan Sivak; and a Proclamation from Mayor Adrian Fenty. However, in our excitement about big happenings, we also like to focus on the triumphs of our individual students, like Michael Bradley, who recently started his own computer repair business, and Jason Alredge, who is simultaneously learning and teaching at Byte Back. Michael and Jason are what Byte Back is all about. The work we are doing has received some exciting recognition. We were accepted into the Catalogue for Philanthropy, awarded a grant from the Neighborhood Investment Fund, and received Honorable Mention for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
Byte Back Board Chair Jewel Scott shares the Gary Lewis Memorial Board Tracking document as Executive Director, Kelley Ellsworth listens.
Practices Workshop. For close to two hours, these organizations shared their expertise with a packed audience of nonprofit leaders. The Center for Nonprofit Advancement highlighted each best practice by asking pointed questions of the organizational representatives. Byte Back was noted for best practices in the areas of executive transitions, organizational management, professional development, board involvement in the outcome process, and community engagement. Byte Back Board Chair Jewel Scott was asked to share our Board Tracking document, which was created by the late Gary Lewis, former Byte Back Board Secretary. This colorful spreadsheet tracks board participation and fulfillment of each item on the Board Contract. At the end of the workshop, after much anticipation, the winner was announced. The Phillips Programs for Children and Families won the award, receiving a $10,000 grant and a scholarship to Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program. The other four finalists won Honorable Mention and received a $2,500 cash grant. They were Byte Back, Asian American Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD), The Children’s Inn at National Institute of Health (NIH) and Global Impact. Congratulations to the Phillips Program and the other finalists!
COMMUNITY BROADBAND SUMMIT
Byte Back Director Kelley Ellsworth and First Time Computers Director Lowell
Dodge. Photo courtesy of David Clow
Byte Back Board Chair, Jewel Scott, speed networking with D.C. Public Library Director Ginny Cooper. Photo courtesy of David Clow
On February 26th, area residents and representatives from nonprofits, businesses, and the District government came together for the Community Broadband Summit, held at the Reagan building on 14th St. This daylong meeting was organized by the District’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). The event featured speakers, panels, a speed networking session, and workgroup sessions. Kelley Ellsworth, Byte Back Executive spoke on a panel concerning Technology Partnerships, along with Chris Tonjes from the D.C. Public Library, Lowell Dodge from First Time Computers, Clyde Edwards from One Economy, and Zubin Kapur from Cricket Communications. All members of the panel spoke of an innovative partnership to provide computer and Internet access and skills to low-income Washingtonians. In this partnership, thanks to the Holden Bequest, the D.C. Public Library provided the funding for Byte Back to provide free computer literacy training to senior citizens at three D.C. Public Libraries. All graduates of the program receive a free refurbished computer from First Time Computers and all low-income graduates receive two years of free Internet, thanks to a partnership with Cricket, Google, and Qualcomm, which is facilitated by One Economy. Another panel featured Ginny Cooper, Director of the D.C. Public Library; Joseph Walsh, Director of the Department of
Employment Services (DOES), and Jesus Aguirre, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Each talked about past and future efforts to bridge the digital divide for Washingtonians. At one point, in between panels and speakers, all those in attendance were asked to turn their chairs around and conduct a speed networking session with the person facing them. Then, half the attendees were told to move one seat to the right and a second speed networking session took place, and so on. This provided Byte Back Board Chair Jewel Scott the opportunity to touch base with Ginny Cooper, Director of the D.C. Public Library. The day concluded with a chance for individuals to meet in small groups to brainstorm ideas of how to better provide technology services to disenfranchised Washingtonians. The Community Broadband Summit was an enormous success, providing the opportunity for all to network, share ideas, and work together for common good. Way to go, OCTO! Bryan Sivak and Ken Boley from
OCTO and Kelley Ellsworth. Photo courtesy of David Clow
Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer of the D.C. government addresses the audience. Photo courtesy of David Clow
COMMUNITY COMPUTER DAY
At Large City Councilman Phil Mendelson addresses the crowd. DC Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak reads Mayoral Proclamation
On June 19th, Byte Back held its 4th Annual Community Computer Day, inviting friends, neighbors, community members, city officials, volunteers, supporters, and potential students to join us for a day of fun and learning—a day for the entire family. Beginning at 10 am, participants attended computer workshops on various topics including Windows 7, A Guided Tour of the Inside of a Computer, Uploading Photos, and How to Edit Home Videos. While parents participated in workshops and learned about the opportunities available at Byte Back, there was plenty for the children to do. We had a moon bounce, games, and other activities. A disc jockey provided music and our own Benjamin Freedman cooked up a storm in barbecue. Community members mingled, met new people, learned about Byte Back, and garnered new information and skills. DC Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Bryan Sivak kicked off the event by reading a Proclamation from Mayor Fenty followed by some encouraging words. Every hour there was a raffle. Prizes ranged from small gifts to an IPod and a laptop. City Councilmen Phil Mendelson and John Capozzi attended in support of Byte Back and its efforts to provide employment and training opportunities for all DC residents.
Councilman Mendelson picked the winning raffle number for the largest prize, a very high end refurbished laptop. The winner screamed with excitement, and everyone present joined in celebrating her prize, exemplifying the strong community atmosphere of the event.
We would like to thank Cricket Communications for sponsoring this event, WMATA for donating the venue, Brookland CDC for lending us the tents and chairs, and Colonel Brooks Tavern for donating 30 pounds of delicious ribs!
SENIORS DEVELOP COMPUTER S LITERACY SKILLS!
On March 31st, a graduation ceremony was held at the Brooks Mansion for some of the program graduates. Ward 7 City Councilwoman, Yvette Alexander attended and said some encouraging words to the graduates. This project is near and dear to her heart, not only because it takes place in two Ward 7 libraries, but also because she chairs the DC Council’s Committee on Aging and Community Affairs.
Graduates and instructors of the Francis Gregory Library program, with Ward 7 City Councilwoman Yvette Alexander (center), Francis Gregory, Library Director Julia Karell, and Byte Back Board members Julius Ware and T.K. Muk-
For over, six months from January to June 2010, Byte Back provided computer literacy classes to 468 senior citizens at three D.C. Public Libraries. This pilot program was funded by the Holden Bequest through the D.C. Public Library. To participate in the program, students were required to be age 55 or older. The demographics of senior students were very diverse. The eldest student was 93 years old. 40 students were age 80 or older. 58 students were veterans and 108 were disabled. The majority (67%) of students were either working or searching for work and many stated that the reason they enrolled in the class was that they find it difficult to obtain a job without the ability to use a computer. Prior to taking the course, some of the seniors (28%) had never used a computer before. Each student received 32 hours of instruction in which they learned how to use the keyboard and mouse, and the Internet to apply for jobs, correspond with institutions, manage their health and finances, and participate in their community and government. While in the class, each student sent an email to a public official about an area of concern for them, and conducted online research about a health-related issue. At the end of the course, many graduates expressed an interest in taking the course over again. Byte Back asked if they would like to serve as Assistant Teachers, in order to reinforce
Each graduate of the program received a free refurbished computer from First Time Computers (low-income graduates were also given the opportunity to get two years of free internet from Cricket Communications, Google, and Qualcomm). Thanks to a delivery from First Time Computers, students were able to pick out their computer and take it home right after the ceremony. Congratulations to our Senior Graduates and thank you to our partners: the DC Public Library, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications, Google, and Qualcomm.
Graduates from the Woodridge Library program with Byte Back Director Kelley Ellsworth (front, left), volunteer instructor Willie Perkins (tan sweater) and Woodridge Library Director Jeanette Graham (front center)
Some Quotes from Our Seniors:
Byte Back made it possible for me to enter the 21st century. I am not afraid of the computer anymore. I enjoyed these classes very much and I will continue to recommend them to other senior friends of mine. I have taken free classes and paid for classes before. But this was the best yet. VERY GOOD TEACHER. I would like to thank Byte Back for the free training for seniors. It has been a blessing for me. I have not worked in six years and need additional software training. I look forward to participate in any additional training that will prepare me for work. Thank you! Not only was the class nice I met some nice people too I think this is a very useful class for people trying to up/grade their skills to get a better job. 5
what they had learned and to continue receive the social interaction they had come to love. Nearly a dozen seniors
BYTE BACK VOLUNTEER — JASON ALREDGE
Jason Alredge grew up in Northwest Washington, DC. He attended DC public schools, then American University. Jason graduated in December 2005, and went to work for a temp agency. Two years ago, when the economy dipped precariously and a major recession began, Jason found himself without regular employment. Jason was looking for something to do next and walking through Northeast DC, when he saw Byte Back. He went in and talked with Nicole Feemster, a volunteer teacher. She explained the organization to him and encouraged him to take classes if he was interested. Jason took a couple classes and then began volunteering at Byte Back. Jason explains, ―I was impressed by the teachers who taught me, they gave me a new sense of confidence in working with computers.‖ As Jason teaches at Byte Back, he continues to advance his computer skills as well. He is enrolled in A+ and IC3 classes. Eventually, Jason would like to work in technical support as a help desk technician. For the time being, he says that he finds teaching the classes very rewarding and enjoys the interaction with others from all areas of DC. He says of Byte Back, ―It is a great nonprofit that teaches computer skills to people who are in desperate need.‖ Volunteers like Jason make it possible for Byte Back to meet its mission.
NIF GRANT AWARD
SELECTED BY CATALOGUE FOR PHILANTHROPY
On May 17th, Byte Back was selected for inclusion in the 2010-2011 Catalogue for Philanthropy. A panel of 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, peer non-profit organizations, and the DC government evaluated nearly 250 applications; Byte Back is one of 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year. Currently in its eighth year, the Catalogue’s mission is to generate visibility and resources for the best community-based nonprofits, and to create more meaningful experiences for donors. The Catalogue enables smaller non-profits to tell their stories to individuals who would otherwise never hear them, and to encourage those individuals to get engaged and to give. It also provides nonprofits with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence because the Catalogue vets its family of nonprofits with great care. "Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact" said Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington ―These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.‖
In March, Byte Back awarded a $50,000 grant from the D.C. government’s Neighborhood Investment Fund (NIF). This grant will be critical in assisting Byte Back to revive our nternship program. Funds will also be used to develop curricula for new certification programs and to provide job training and certification classes. In addition, this grant will enable Byte Back to provide free IT services to nonprofit organizations through our Tech Gap program. In this program, Byte Back students work with a mentor on an independent project, consulting with a local nonprofit on their IT needs, assessing the situation, making recommendations, providing IT support, and conducting a final meeting with the nonprofit client. Thus, these worthy agencies receive free services while the students receive hands-on experience and experience the satisfaction of giving back to the community.
WARD 5 BUSINESS EXPO
BOOZ ALLEN EVENT
Benjamin Freedman, Betty Benningfield, Carine Umuzayire and Blen Gary
On March 6th, Byte Back staff participated in the Ward 5 Small Business Expo, which was organized by Councilman Harry Thomas and held at Gallaudet University. This free event had two parts. First, the Expo provided a large room in which community members had the opportunity to learn about local small businesses, including Byte Back, which were each offering "give-aways" and information. The room was packed with exhibitors and participants. While Byte Back staff members Betty Benningfield, Carine Umuzayire, and Blen Gary talked to visitors at our table, Employment Specialist Benjamin Freedman walked the room, introducing himself and Byte Back to each small business in attendance.
Carine Umuzayire staffs the Byte Back display.
On March 8th, our partners at Booz Allen Hamilton held a Celebrate Philanthropy event at an Arlington sports bar called Velocity Five. Byte Back was represented by staff and by three of our graduates: Michelle Carr, Dwight Joyner, and Aquarius Vann. This intimate gathering gave Byte Back the opportunity to address the entire crowd. Staff members also had a chance to speak individually with each of the Booz Allen employees. We received donations and secured commitments from to Booz Allen employees to work with us to develop new curricula for our advanced classes. Thank you to Ashley Becker, team leader for the Booz Allen team (BDI), for organizing this wonderful event.
Byte Back Executive Director Kelley Ellsworth with Ward Five City Councilman Harry Thomas
The second part of the event featured a speed networking session in which small businesses like Byte Back could each spend 5 minutes pitching to larger businesses, including four universities, two hospitals and two construction firms. Byte Back Director Kelley Ellsworth and Benjamin Freedman pitched our Microsoft Project program to the construction firms, who were receptive; talked about a work-study partnership with Gallaudet, Catholic, and Howard; spoke to the Trinity representative about how pleased we are with our partnership; and talked with the hospitals about electronic health records. Benjamin spent the next week following up on all these contacts.
Booz Allen Hamilton employees sign up to volunteer at Byte Back.
Thank You Booz Allen Hamilton!
BYTE BACK PARTNERS WITH DOES
On March 12th, Byte Back invited a group of students interested taking computer certification classes to spend the day with us. While students ate breakfast, Byte Back staff informed them about the six certification programs we offer: IC3, MCAS, Microsoft Project, A+, Net+ and Linux. The Department of Employment Services (DOES) pays for the tuition, materials, and certification exams associated with these classes for eligible participants. Participants were introduced to the Virtual Recruiter system which enables employers for search for potential employees by using keywords. Byte Back staff assisted each student in uploading their resume into the system. Each potential student filled out a self assessment designed to assist in determining what their interests and strengths are, which helped them to consider what types of jobs and careers they might pursue. After lunch, all participants went together to the Franklin Street One Stop Center, where they attended a special orientation just for Byte Back students and turned in their paperwork to determine their eligibility for DOES. Overall, the day was a great success! The DOES introduction streamlined the process of signing up for both courses and DOES services. A number of participants expressed excitement about the opportunities Byte Back provides. These introductions to Byte Back and DOES will be offered in the future. It is our hope that the introductions will bring us closer to our goal of serving the needs of the community in greater numbers.
For information about Byte Back certification classes And about the Department of Employment Services Call Carine Umuzayire at (202) 529-3395
SUCCESS STORY: MICHAEL BRADLEY
Michael Bradley, a former employee of United Airlines in Sterling, Virginia, describes himself as a mature worker with a young son. “I knew after 9/11 that my office was going to close, and I would need another way to make a living”, he recalls. Bearing this in mind, he set up an online travel agency, www.traverustravel.com before United Airlines closed its offices. However, Michael needed and wanted another means of employment. He also wanted to know how computers worked. Last fall, Michael enrolled in Byte Back’s A+ Certification Program. He learned how to maintain, troubleshoot, test, and configure computers and networks. Of his Byte Back experience, he states, “I like that Byte Back is a non-profit organization that cares about the community.” He continued, “I was in one of the first sessions of the A+ training program given by Byte Back at First Time Computers.” Today, Michael is a self-employed contractor of Information Technology (IT) services. His business is called COMPCSI Super Tech. He prefers to work for himself rather than being paid only a portion of what is billed for computer maintenance, repair, and networking. Recently, he contracted with a medium sized company to track down a virus, cleanse it, and reopen their email accounts. He says, “In this economy, a lot of companies are neglecting to stay up-to-date with computer programs and maintenance...in the long run, they won’t be able to compete if they don’t take care of their equipment.” Michael plans to collaborate with other students from Byte Back as his business grows. According to Michael, “I stay in touch with my classmates and can call on them when to take jobs when there is a steady flow of work.” Congratulations, Michael!
NEW STAFF JOIN BYTE BACK
We are pleased to announce two new additions to our staff, Aditya Mandavia, Registrar and Benjamin Freedman, Employment Specialist. Aditya comes to us from the University of Michigan. He has experience and expertise in tutoring, administration, and a number of computer programs. He is very friendly and capable. Welcome, Aditya! Benjamin brings years of human resource experience to Byte Back. His work history includes employee recruitment, career counseling, management, and marketing. Benjamin is working with Byte Back students to obtain employment and attain advancement. Welcome Benjamin! Please say hello to both of them should you stop by our office!
Aditya Mandavia Benjamin Freedman
OLD COMPUTERS — NEW COMPUTERS
L to R: Ben Edson of VariQ, Board Chair Jewel Scott , Mark Butler of First Time Computers, and his nephew Rob Wheeler
This Spring, Byte Back received some very generous donations of equipment. We received an email from Mark Abe from the U.S. Marshalls Service asking if we wanted a large number of flat screen monitors. Our response? Yes! At that time, we were still using enormous CRT monitors in both our classrooms. In all, the US Marshalls donated a total of 33 16‖ flat screen monitors. Most went right to use in our classrooms. Ben Edson, a long-time friend of Byte Back, reached out to Lockheed Martin and secured a donation of dozens of desktops, laptops, and flat screen monitors. Ben spent the entire day driving a truck to a location hours away from the District and delivering the equipment to our partner, First Time Computers for refurbishment. After refurbishing the desktops and laptops, First Time Computers will make them available to low income families and to the organizations like Byte Back who serve them.
In May, after years of saving, Byte Back was finally able to purchase all new computers for our two classrooms and our staff. In all, we bought 36 new desktops! Thanks to a $10,000 federal pass-through grant from the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Byte Back was also able to purchase new software as well, outfitting each computer with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007. (Byte Back will get a free upgrade to MS Office 2010 when it comes out.) Byte Back is so thrilled to now be able to offer the latest instruction for our students.
SUMMER 2010 CLASS SCHEDULE
Classes are for low-income individuals and must be full to start. For more information contact Aditya Mandavia (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 202-529-3395) or visit our website at www.byteback.org. Register in person Monday-Friday 10:00 am 5:00 pm.
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YES, I want to help students achieve better paying jobs and independence. Enclosed is my donation of $_____________________
Byte Back, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non -profit organization, teaching a broad range of computer and office skills to underserved youth and adults. Our mission is to improve economic opportunity by providing computer training and employment readiness skills to low-income residents of the Washington Metropolitan area. Our ultimate goal is to promote successful futures, one student at a time! The majority of our students are female (62%), African American (78%) and either homeless or living temporarily with friends or relatives. Byte Back enables our economically disadvantaged students, most of whom reside in Wards 5, 7, and 8, to acquire the marketable skills needed to find employment, hold on to a job, and/ or advance in their careers. The average cost of one student graduating from Office Track, not including donations of materials and volunteer time, is $1,384. The average cost per student of our Introduction to Personal Computers (PCs) class, which first connects youth and adults to our tech-savvy world, is $346. Byte Back succeeds with generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. YOU can help our students by: teaching a class; providing an internship or job; or, donating funds. With volunteer teachers, donated equipment, and a committed staff, Byte Back today serves over 400 individuals each year. Our main classrooms are in Northeast Washington, but we partner with other non-profits to serve the greater Metro area. Volunteers – giving time and energy to our students – and donors – providing essential funding - make our work possible.
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