Apr 9, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Recently, we watched Robert Reich's INEQUALITY FOR ALL, which tells the story of the ever increasing income gap in America. Inequality is a major problem in Washington, DC, which has higher inequality than most major cities.
After the film, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute discussed strategies to combat growing inequality in the District of Columbia. One strategy includes job training.
One great organization working to bridge the economic divide by bridging the digital divide is Byte Back.
About the event: "Breakfast Bytes is a free one-hour breakfast meant to inspire donations for our programs and to spread our message in the community. The event will feature student testimonials and a 7-minute inspirational video culminating with a request for donations. Event attendees will include leaders in business, government and the nonprofit community. Opportunities are available for interested event sponsors to increase their company’s visibility as good corporate citizens."
About the organization: Byte Back is a nonprofit computer and job training center located in Brookland, which serves over a thousand low-income adults and at-risk youth each year at over two dozen locations in the region. Computer literacy is essential in today’s world, especially for people interested in improving their employability and supporting themselves and their families. Byte Back offers three levels of classes: computer literacy classes, Microsoft Office classes, and industry-recognized computer certification classes for those interested in entering the IT field. We also provide one-on-one resume assistance, interview preparation, and job search counseling. Thanks to our volunteer instructors and community partnerships, Byte Back is highly cost effective. Byte Back is a two-time Finalist for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (2010 and 2012) and was selected for inclusion in the Catalogue for Philanthropy.
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