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The NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative partners with mentoring organizations to positively impact the lives of young men in New Orleans. This initiative, as a component of Invest in Prevention, allows us to work with other mentoring organizations to change the lives of young men in New Orleans.

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The Strategy

Launched in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is Mayor Landrieu’s cutting edge murder reduction strategy for the City of New Orleans. It’s smart, holistic and it hits the streets.

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NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium

On December 8-9, 2014, over 300 participants came together for the NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium- a two- day dialogue designed to explore the broader issues contributing to the homicide rate in New Orleans. Leaders from neighborhood organizations, social service agencies, the local business community, philanthropic, education and faith-based institutions joined local and national experts to take on the hard-hitting issues that contribute to violence in our community. Read about the solutions here.

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By the Numbers

106

individuals from 11 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 

1,000

young people between the ages of 16-30 competed for over 300 available jobs and participated in on-site job readiness boots camps.

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Starbucks Barista

Salary
$8.00 - $9.00/hr.
Duties

Starbucks Baristas greets, serves and prepares food and beverages in Starbucks. This position also consists of cashiering and counter maintenance. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with people. The candidate must also must be able to lift & carry 50lbs. and stand for long periods of time. This position's shift begins at 5am. Ideal candidate must possess early morning shift availability. This position has the potential to work Full-time hours.

Experience required

At least 1 year previous customer service experience required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516426

Product Manager

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Demonstrated ability to work with sales effectively. Experience with quantitative business analysis. Strong working knowledge of IT and technical issues. Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations. Strong sense of natural curiosity, quick analytical skills, instinctive math skills. Understanding of finance and financial modeling.

Experience required

Five (5) years experience required

Education required
Bachelor's Degree

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Job #515281

Grill Operator/Cook

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

To properly prepare customer's orders, ensure order completeness, deliver orders within the range of Waffle House's standards, provide leadership for the shift and ensure Customer Satisfaction through proper food preparation and sanitation.
- You must clean and restock the grill area on an ongoing basis. (The second shift usually preps the food).
- You must know the proper use of cooking equipment, food items, ad supplies.
- You must know correct cooking and safe food handling procedures. You must know proper plate presentation.
- You must control waste. You must know call-in procedures. You must know emergency procedures.

Experience required

Six month experience 

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #521708