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Byte Back Brings National Digital Inclusion Week to D.C. with Congresswoman Norton and Mayor Bowser

Oct 8, 2019
Press Release
Third Annual D.C. Community Tech Day Unites Skill Seekers & Activists

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Local residents and nationally known digital inclusion leaders are celebrating National Digital Inclusion Week October 7 to 11. Though Washington, D.C. is a capital of innovation and technology, the District is still working to close its digital divide.

Byte Back is a nationally recognized tech nonprofit that has led digital inclusion in the D.C. area for more than 20 years. This year, the organization is hosting its 3rd annual D.C. Community Tech Day, leading D.C.’s National Digital Inclusion Week activities. The event will feature U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and tech career workshops for Byte Back students, alumni, and other community members.

The fourth annual National Digital Inclusion Week includes about 40 events around the country and is organized by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, which has more than 385 members representing 44 states and the District. Byte Back’s participation is part of a nationwide effort to close digital gaps, from California to the Carolinas.

EVENT: DC COMMUNITY TECH DAY

When: Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Byte Back, 899 North Capitol Street NE Suite 850, Washington, DC 20002

What: This event brings together adult learners for an introduction to tech careers, job skills, and networking practice.

Who:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back executive director – national digital inclusion thought leader, recently recognized in The Root 100 most influential African Americans
  • About 80 students and alumni, who are gaining tech skills for living-wage careers that use technology (Note: Students and program alumni will be available for press interviews)

Media Contact: Please contact Yvette Scorse, communications director, yscorse@byteback.org, (301) 456-4699, to arrange in-person interviews and/or filming on location.

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