• WIT Single Mothers Program Information

    Proprietary Disclaimer: The information shared on this webpage is not for public access; and only accessible to the mothers of the WIT Single Mothers Program.


We’re happy to introduce you to our phenomenal WIT Single Mothers’ Program Family. Our hope is that you take the opportunity to network, get to know each other, share your stories and kickstart your WIT Journey together!

Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration Photo Gallery

WIT Single Mothers Program Commitment

Below outlines the commitment that each single mother took when submitting an application to participate in the WIT Single Mothers’ Program.

  • 100% attendance is required. Only 1 class can be missed with proven extenuating circumstances, situations beyond your control
  • Excused absences include: Life threatening medical condition, death of a family member, hospitalization, severe injury, extreme illness to include high fever/flu, contagious illness where you are incapacitated
  • You are responsible for notifying Hamid Arjmand immediately and follow up with proof for the reason why class was missed [Email Mr. Arjmand]
    • Doctor excuse, proof of illness or family emergency, etc

WIT Single Mothers’ Program Information

Each person that successfully completes the Cybersecurity Program will have earned a Fundamentals of Cyber Security and Information Security Certificate of Completion from Emory Continuing Education

Sheltering Arms

Child care is provided by Sheltering Arms for the duration of the 12 week course for those that registered in advance.

Should you decide you would like to take advantage of the Sheltering Arms childcare services, if not already enrolled, please contact Tina Litzenberger at tlitzenberger@mywit.org

Location: Barack and Michelle Obama Center, 195 Tuskegee Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Sheltering Arms General Fact Sheet

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Sheltering Arms FAQs

When Uber arrives at Sheltering Arms, where do they park while they are waiting for me to drop off my child?
  • There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the building for all drivers
  • Parents have a scheduled arrival window and pick-up window; no one is allowed inside the center; we ask a series of questions upon arrival and do a temperature check prior to bringing the child into the center; parents must wear a mask for drop-off and pick-up
  • You must inform your Uber driver to wait while you drop off your child, as they are to continue your transportation to take you back home
Is there anything I need to do to register for Sheltering Arms?
  • Sheltering Arms has created a pre-registration enrollment packet that each single mother must complete
  • Each mother using Sheltering Arms childcare is required to complete the childcare forms
  • The next slide provides links to all forms to be completed
  • The completed forms are to be uploaded via the following link: https://bit.ly/WITSMPShelteringArmsEnrollment2021
    • This link also has the childcare pre-registration forms listed for ease of access
  • Updated Immunization forms are required
What are the rules around the levels of sickness that are allowed in the Sheltering Arms facility?
  • If a child is running a fever, Sheltering arms asks that the child stay at home
  • A child needs to be fever free for 24 hours before they are allowed to return to Sheltering Arms
  • Teachers and staff are used to runny noses, etc., but the fever is a non-negotiable, especially given the current pandemic
Do I need to bring diapers and formula (if applicable)? Bring a diaper bag? Bring extra clothes for infants?
  • Sheltering Arms provides diapers and formula
  • Sheltering Arms asks that the mothers provide 2 extra sets of clothing, including undergarments and socks (aside from what they wear to the center that day) in the event it is needed
  • Kids will go outside to play on playground (weather permitting) – Ensure you child is dressed appropriately (coat, hat, close toed shoes (prefer sneakers)
  • If your child still uses sippy cups to drink from, you may bring your own (labeled with childs name) otherwise they will be drinking out of standard cups provided by SA
Do I need to bring snacks and lunch for my child?
  • Sheltering Arms will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks.
  • If a child has special dietary needs, you are free to bring their own food and snacks.
If my child is on medication, do I need to bring this with instructions written down?
  • Yes, and there will be a form granting Sheltering Arms permission to administer any medication.
When I arrive at the Sheltering Arms facility, where do I go and what do I do?
  • Sheltering Arms will have staff on hand to direct you as you arrive to the facility. N o parents are allowed in the center due to COVID-19 restrictions
  •  Sheltering Arms plans to have two age groups (0 2 and 3 5). Because of the mix of students, Sheltering Arms will have three teachers with each group, a floater (who will be the STEAM teacher), a manager/center director and a food prep person.
If I have a car seat and I use Uber for my transportation, do I need to take this with me?
  • Sheltering Arms has a room where the car seats can be stored. SA has protocols in place to mitigate all COVID 19 risks
Miscellaneous Information
  • Naps are from 12pm-2pm – SA center will provide bedding for each child

Sheltering Arms – During COVID-19

Do you have special drop off and pickup requirements due to COVID?
  • We reopened in late June and for drop off and pick up, parents have a scheduled arrival window and pick up window; no one is allowed inside the center; we ask a series of questions upon arrival and do a temperature check prior to bringing the child into the center; parents must wear a mask for drop off and pick up
Do you have mask requirements for mothers/children? If so, what are they? As well as the SA staff?
  • All adults are required to wear a mask; no parents are allowed in the center; SA staff escort/carry children into the center and out of the center; children’s masks are optional but would be required for older children (5+)

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WIT has partnered with the Atlanta Regional Commission and their partner Uber to provide transportation to and from Sheltering Arms.  For those who opted to use their services:

  • Uber vouchers for the transportation are provided for each day of class
  • You will need to load the Uber app on your personal phones to access the Uber transportation vouchers
  • WIT will distribute the voucher redemption links to access the transportation vouchers a week before the classes start, to those of you who plan to use Uber services
  • Travel outside of your residence and Sheltering Arms will not be permitted

Lunch Cards

A $180 Visa gift card has been provided to purchase your lunch for each Saturday during the full 12 weeks of the program. (12 Lunches for each Saturday)

  • Gift cards can be used for purchase @ Grocery Store of your choice, UberEATS , GrubHub , restaurants, etc.

Quick Links: Doordash | Grubhub | Ubereats

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Financial Literacy and Nutritional Coaching

Financial Literacy and Nutritional coaching provided by Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) as well as the Hearts for Community Service scholarship program

  • Financial Literacy Workshop to include 7 virtual workshops comprised of Financial Planning, Banking 360, Credit & Debt Management and Investing in your Future.
    • The course to be offered after the Participants have completed the Cyber Security Certificate Course.
    • Participants must finish all 7 workshops to be eligible to participate in the “investment account” opportunity.
    • If Participants open their investment account (minimum $50) then a $250 contribution will be provided immediately from the COMPANY, to be deposited into the Participant’s investment account.
      • From there, COMPANY will do a match $1 for $1 up to another $250 contribution into the Participant’s investment account.
    • The investment account opportunity is optional for participants.

WDC Count On Your Future Flyer

  • Sculpt – Nutrition and Health & Wellness – Participants to participate in a one day – 3 hour face to face workshop or COVID-friendly/safer workshop options, generally scheduled annually for participants in November.
    • Participants will receive information on shopping on a budget, growing their own produce, staying active, instruction in cooking and they will receive a pantry fill basket. All cooking and pantry ingredients are healthy options.


  • Scholarships – each eligible WIT Single Mothers’ Program participants will be invited to apply for the COMPANY’s Hearts for Community Service Scholarship. All applicants for the COMPANY’s Hearts for Community Service Scholarship must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
    • Must be attending, or soon to be attending within the next academic year, a post-secondary institution
    • Must be a resident of either Georgia, Florida, or Louisiana; however, can attend school outside of those states
    • Must be involved in their community through volunteerism
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale


*When you graduate, WIT will work with WDC to complete your enrollment in these courses

Other Benefits

  • The top 10 highest scores from those that successfully complete this course will receive job placement services by HUNTER Technical in an entry level position for free
  • Membership in WIT: Upon completing the course, you will receive admission to WIT’s monthly Forum events (educational breakfast meetings) for 2 years for free
    • Forums are also an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers; gain valuable tips and actionable skills you can apply to your personal growth and development as you listen in on conversations and the discussions from some of the speakers who are influential key leaders from Georgia.
    • Forums
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to learn playbook skills women need to level up your careers and lives by attending various personalized workshops and speaking events for free
    • These online courses will help you single mothers get clear on your purpose, goals and envision yourselves with a thriving future
  • WIT’s Single Woman of The Year – You could be the next WIT Single Mother of the Year Award Winner.  This prestigious recognition is given to a single mother that meets the WIT Single Mothers’ Program criteria, successfully receives their Emory Cyber Security Certification, is one of the top students of the year and is a demonstrated leader that collaborates with classmates and acts as an ambassador of WIT.  This award is presented at WIT’s Annual Women of the Year Awards gala that is attended by 1000+ technology leaders across Georgia.  The recipient of this award not only receives the well deserved recognition but will also be awarded with a plaque and a monetary gift.
    • What makes you eligible to be the top candidate for this special award is that you achieved and/or exhibited the following important requirements:
      • You have graduated from the WIT Single Mothers’ Program
      • You have received one of the top scores in your class
      • You are and have been an ambassador of WIT by sharing your story, sharing your experiences, sharing the positive impact of this program and encouraging other single mothers to apply for this program
      • You are a champion of women and will do what you can to share the power of this program and how it changes lives
      • You help others in your class to be successful
      • You have attended 90% of the program coaching courses that are offered

Equipment and Materials

  • LAPTOPS provided by Southern Company – Each participant receives a Laptop to use for the 12 week Cyber Security course
  • Monitors, Keyboards and Mouses provided by Southern Company – Each participant receives this equipment as needed, to use for the 12 week Cyber Security course
  • Curriculum Books (one for pre-course work & the other two for class course work & labs)  – Each participant is provided course materials to use for the Cyber Security course

*Laptops, Equipment and Books outlined above will have to be returned to WIT, should you not complete the course or be disqualified due to missing more than one class

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Pre-Course Training

Pre-Course Training: Virtual – via Zoom

Topic: Introduction to Information Technology – Attendance Required

(Computing Essentials 2021 Course Book)

Time: September 11, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • Sept 11, 2021 08:30 AM
  • Sept 11, 2021 08:30 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZ0od-2sqjIqE9H7NhotT8miN7jD-J4edsw_/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGhqzsuHtCcsBCCRpx5GYigLOjwiFhfj_p1yzHtDDRnOg7_GLVIFv9VRN3U

Join Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 895 0444 9095

Passcode: 342890

Saturday Class Schedule :
Cybersecurity & Information Security Program

Class Agenda / Schedule – 12 Week Course – Saturdays, starting September 25, 2021 through January 8, 2022

  • 9:00 – 12:30pm: PRESENTATIONS
  • 12:30 – 01:30pm: LUNCH
  • 1:30 – 05:30pm: LAB

 Labs – Hands-on learning through in-class projects. Practice labs are used to improve the overall training experience through increased control, interaction, and scalability.

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Zoom Links

Mornings – Topic: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

WIT 2021-AM Lecture Session

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 864 7612 4081

Passcode: 469380

Afternoons – Topic: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

WIT 2021-PM Lab Session

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 843 6341 5323

Passcode: 503233

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Emory Resources

  • Cyber Security 12-Week Calendar of Dates

    Emory – Welcome to Cyber Security Class

  • Emory Class Schedule of Topics by Week

  • Emory Cyber Security Syllabus

  • Class Schedule

  • Emory – Learning Management System

    Canvas Tool: Used for the course material and exams. You will need your login credentials to access

WIT Library of Resources

  • Tech Support Tips

    Each laptop has an HDMI port and 2 USB ports.  Each monitor also has an HDMI port and HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable in each HDMI port from the laptop to the monitor.  The Keyboards and Mouse are wireless and come with USB connectors to plug into the laptop USB ports.

    Setting up Monitors:

    Setting up Keyboards and Mouse:

    • Each laptop has multiple USB ports – the Wireless Keyboards and the Wireless Mouse have USB’s that you will plug into the USB ports on the laptop

    • Technical support services are not available for the provided equipment
  • WIT Information Kickoff Meeting with Emory ppt

    December 16, 2020

    Information Kickoff – Recorded meeting from December 16, 2020

  • Cyber Security Resources: Whitepapers & Documents

  • Laptop – Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Etiquette for Participating in Virtual Learning

    Set up your Laptop, Monitor, and keyboard along with your internet and power connections before day of class

    • Check that your headset (if using one) and microphone are working properly before start of class
      •   A dry run will be scheduled prior to the Jan 16 th Pre Course work training
      •  A couple options will be scheduled to accommodate schedules
    • Be on time all day (start of day, after breaks and after lunch)
    • Camera on, sound off (on mute) unless you are speaking
    • Dress appropriately and comfortably
    • Participate, stay engaged
    • DO NOT multitask, remove outside distractions, phone calls, etc.
    • Give your full, focused attention
    • Take notes, and don’t be afraid to ask questions

    Virtual Learning Video’s to provide more information



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLB 3X6ZtyQ

  • Videos of Inspiration

    Journey of Tye Hayes:

  • Interview Consideration

  • Techopedia

    (Dictionary, Tutorials, Webinars, etc):
  • TechTerms

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Funding Partners:

Program Partners:

  • Atlanta Regional Commission: Transportation

    Providing Transportation
  • Emory Continuing Education Cybersecurity: Cyber Security Course

    Providing Cyber Security Course
  • Georgia Commute Options: Transportation

    Providing Transportation
  • HUNTER Technical Resources: Job Placement Services

    Providing Job Placement Services
  • Rollins: Providing Meals

    Providing Meals
  • Sheltering Arms: Childcare Services

    Providing Childcare Services
  • Southern Company: providing laptops & equipment

    Providing Laptops & Equipment

  • Uber: Transportation

    Providing Transportation
  • VWH Consulting: Careers and Professional Development

  • WIT Forums

  • Warrick Dunn Charities: Financial and Health Management Workshops

    Providing Financial and Health Management Workshops
  • WrightNow Solutions: Life Skills and Career Readiness

    Providing Life Skills and Career Readiness

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Emory Contacts

  • For any questions related to the Cyber Security Course Curriculum (to include contents, assessments, homework, etc.), please contact: Dr. Abi Salimi at asalimi@consortinstitute.com

  • If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the Emory course curriculum session schedule, class absence due to extenuating circumstances,  concerns regarding your grades or failing the course, please contact Mr. Hamid Arjmand at harjman@emory.edu

WIT Contacts

  • If you have questions related to the WIT Single Mothers Program, please contact Tina Litzenberger at tlitzenberger@mywit.org or call 470-264-1784.

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WIT SMP Sponsors
Thank you to our wit single Mothers Program Partners
Funding Partners
Program Partners
Cyber Security and Info Security Training
Laptop, Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor
Interviewing Skills
MS Office 365 Training (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SharePoint and Teams)
Early Education and Child Care
Resume Writing and LinkedIn
Life Skills and Career Readiness
Careers and Professional Development
Financial and Health Management Workshops

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