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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

100

individuals from 10 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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Cook

Salary
$10.10/Hour
Duties

The Cook position manage all aspects of the food production for banquets, including food preparation according to the description.

Experience required

1 Year

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #495583

Driver

Salary
Employer Will Discuss
Duties

Deliver products, serve customers, and execute all promotions to multiple stores each day.  Operate trucks requiring an appropriate CDL license (e.g., performing basic functions like driving forwards, driving backwards, or maneuvering in tight spaces, etc.).  Service all scheduled customers by the end of the daily shift.  Merchandise and rotate all accounts to local standards (e.g., filling shelves, building displays, making products look attractive on shelves, rotating products, cleaning shelves, refilling out of stocks, removing out of date products, removing/returning shells, etc.).  Push and pull pallet jacks, hand trucks and breakdowns to move products to and from truck.

Experience required

Operating trucks requiring a CDL license.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #513037

Truck Driver

Salary
Negotiable Depends on Experience
Duties

Team truck drivers are among the highest compensated in Schneiders fleet, with many drivers earning over $70,000 per year. This trucker position features a predictable work schedule, up to $0.45 per mile*, 99% no-touch freight and average 5,000-6,000 miles per week. The wheels are always turning as a Schneider team driver, which adds up to more miles and money than a solo driver. Best of all, you'll split the miles, not your pay, while enjoying the company of a partner. 

Experience required

Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Minimum 3 months of recent Class A driving experience.  Hazmat endorsement required within 90 days of hire.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515095