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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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Stewarding Supervisor

Salary
$11.00 - $13.00/Hr
Duties

Coordinates activities of stewarding and employees to ensure that the stewarding area and culinary areas are clean and well maintained, creating a work area that is free from safety hazards and compliant with Health & Safety guidelines. Provides support to Banquet Department by pulling equipment in advance according to the BEO.

Experience required

Three Years related experience required 

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #521021

Material Handler

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Transport raw materials or packaging materials to specified areas for use and return them to their proper locations.  Receives delivery of raw materials and performs required inventory control transactions. Complete and process required inventory control transactions according to company/department standards including scanning and printing tickets with barcode equipment.  Process return, if excess material, according to department standards. Includes use of inventory management system (SAP) to adjust quantity in system to update inventory.

Experience required

Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Must successfully complete material handling safety courses and obtain OSHA certification. One year production or warehouse experience preferred

Education required
High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred

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Job #516612

Teller

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Provide quality, accurate and timely customer service involving daily processing of financial transactions in a retail environment. Process deposits, withdrawals, transfers and loan payment transactions for customers. Process miscellaneous transactions (bonds, municipal coupons, traveler’s checks, money orders, etc.) Identify and refer customers to appropriate departments. Generate cross sales and referrals to generate new business and additional services.  Promote bank products and further establish business relationships.  Handle a cash drawer; ensuring proper control of cash drawer; follow all audit and security policies.  Assist in daily balancing and processing of ATM, including the processing of all entries.

Experience required

1 year

Education required
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and

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Job #515541