On Saturday, June 9th, Byte Back partnered with DCTV to host Brookland’s Community Media Day. According to Byte Back Executive Director Patricia Jayne, the purpose of the event was to make electronic media (computers, the internet, video and television) more accessible to all DC residents.
The event featured free computer workshops and activities for children. One of the main attractions was a booth where children made crafts and artwork out of old computer parts.
Byte Back also sponsored free computer recycling.
Joyce Hemmons, Vice Chair of the Byte Back Board of Directors, said the best part of the event was “being outside, where people could come by and learn about us without have to knock on our door.”
Activities were held at Byte Back’s classrooms on 9th and Monroe St NE and across the street at DCTV, located in Brooks Mansion.
Byte Back is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides computer training to residents of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. Byte Back is supported by its volunteers, as well as by donations from individuals, companies and organizations. Byte Back’s mission is to close the “digital divide”—the gap between those who have access to computers and those who do not.
Byte Back offers community computer classes in 4 and 8 week sessions. Class offerings include PC for Beginners, Microsoft Office Fast Track, PC Hardware, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and HTML.