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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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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

114

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

7,500

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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Road Supervisor New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Salary
$ 20000.00 to $ 50000.00 Year
Duties

Performs all vehicle operator safety evaluation ride checks, observation of operators while making their runs, and prescribes the necessary retraining; maintains radio and telephone contact with transit vehicle operators. Responds to service problems including rerouting, accidents and incidents with the goal of restoration of interrupted service; supports operators in preparing accident reports. Interacts with and assists transit passengers as necessary.  Investigates and responds to unsafe location/situation reports; makes recommendations and/or changes to resolve the unsafe situation. Informs appropriate supervisory personnel regarding operational problems and coordinates efforts toward their resolution. 

Experience required

2 or more years of relevant operator experience, including leadership experience, required. Knowledge of service area and ability to read a map. Ability to use a computer to generate reports and schedules. Ability to read, understand, and interpret transit system operating rules, regulations, policies, phases and routes. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to organize and perform work efficiently; strong attention to details

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent GED Class B or higher Commercial Driver's License

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Job #516866

Administrative Secretary Full Time

Salary
Employer Will Discuss
Duties

The Administrative Secretary supports the department(s) assigned by performing a variety of clerical tasks such as typing, sorting, filing, photocopying, maintaining calendars, booking travel, submitting expense reports and ordering supplies; creates documents such as memos and other correspondence and generates reports using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other software as needed

Experience required

2-3 years experience in a clerical role performing similar functions.  Proficient in Microsoft Office or similar software.   Experience working with confidential information. Verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills, managing a variety of tasks at once with frequent interruptions and minimal supervision

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515182

Administrative Assistant - Legal Affairs

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Responsible for all secretarial functions that support the role of the department; assumes responsibility for typing, filing, composing correspondence, project coordination, handling meeting arrangements, minutes from meetings, travel arrangements, customer relations and any other duties assigned; serves as a role model to all clerical staff within the department and assists in the provision of educational needs of this group  

Experience required

5 years business experience at an administrative level. Typing / word processing 70 wpm Shorthand or speedwriting 80-100 wpm

Education required
High school diploma or equivalent

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