Computers play a more fundamental role now than ever before – especially for those looking for employment. Job-seekers need a computer to investigate opportunities online, submit a resume, and communicate with potential employers. Yet thousands of Washingtonians have never used a computer in their lives – and that's where Byte Back comes in. Through intensive computer literacy courses and employment readiness programs, low-income and unemployed individuals gain the technological skills and confidence to navigate the job market: Byte Back IT Academy moves them from unemployment or underemployment straight to jobs earning $35-70K in government agencies and consulting firms – a very significant accomplishment. It also sponsors Office Track for those looking to master Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, and sponsors computer classes for senior citizens. First Time Technology recycles, refurbishes, and repairs used computers to reduce electronic waste and make computers available to low-income families and the nonprofits that serve them. Through Byte Back, the digital world becomes a little less intimidating. And other worlds open up.