One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) relocates to new home at North Division High School

April 26, 2014

By Don Edward Pannell and
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Special to the Milwaukee Times

Ezzard C. White, owner of EWS Electric, LLC and longtime vocational educator, made good on a promise he made to his students of One Hope Made Strong last summer. That promise: “I will move the classes into modern space as soon as it becomes available, to achieve with them the intended purpose of the OHMS program.” That intended purpose of One Hope Made Strong (OHMS), a non-profit 501C-3 organization, is to provide a series of free courses designed to teach a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of electrical theory, drafting, blueprint reading, building/foundational structures, carpentry, welding, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing. The goal is to provide the OHMS students the means to pursue employment and a substantial living in a variety of currently in-demand industries. Since launching the program last summer, White has underwritten and taught the free classes, which met at the Interdenominational Church of the One Lost Sheep on North 8th Street and at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on North 4th Street.