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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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A Matter of Black Lives

BY Jeff Goldberg

In late April of 1994, a 9-year-old African American boy from the broken-down Central City neighborhood of New Orleans wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton, asking him to bring about an end to the violence that was devastating his city.

“Dear Mr. Clinton,” James Darby began. “I want you to stop the killing in the city. People is dead and I think that somebody might kill me. So would you please stop the people from deading. I’m asking you nicely to stop it. I know you can do it. Do it. I now you could.” He signed the letter, “Your friend, James.” Continue reading.

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By the Numbers


individuals from 12 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 


participants and spectators attended nine seasons of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Participants were connected to jobs, job training, education or other resources. 

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Structural Checker

Depends on Experience

Will review drawings, make corrections and advise updates. Examining engineering structural drawings to detect inaccuracies of detail and function, utilizing knowledge of engineering principles. Evaluating the overall design for functionality, conformance to drawing standards, and design specifications. Reviewing figures and lines on drawings to examine angles, dimensions, bend allowances, and tolerances for accuracy. Resolve drawing and design discrepancies

Experience required

Good communication skills. Good time management skills. Experience in the Oil & Gas industry, preferably upstream offshore projects. Ability to communicate with engineering staff. Ability to multi-task. Must have 10 plus years of design experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #525988

Custodian/ Event Set Up Personnel


Perform routine custodial tasks according to established maintenance schedules.
Perform special assigned duties for floor care including buffing, sealing and stripping, carpet shampoo and extraction, auto scrubbing operations, and pressure washing of the sidewalks.

Experience required

Six Month (6) Years experience required 

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #521005

Delivery Driver

Rate of pay is based on experience

Work schedule will vary based on the needs of the operation and will include weekend and some holidays. Primarily deliveries are between 12 noon and 10 p.m.  

Experience required

Candidates must have: Valid Driver's License, Proof of Insurance, Smart Phone or GPS Unit, and Sound knowledge of Uptown is mandatory. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to be respectful, team players Class E - Private Vehicle class.  We are an open kitchen so you must present a clean appearance and but open to customer interactions

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #520640