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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

Prepare food items for customers using a quality predeterminedmethod in a timely and consistent manner. Set up station with predetermined mise en place required to service all banquet functions.
Practice sanitation and safety daily to ensure the total customer satisfaction.

Experience required

1-2 years cooking experience.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #496547

Spice Blender

Salary
Employer Will Discuss
Duties

Blend spices in an accurate and timely manner to support daily operations on the production line. Under the general supervision of the Production Manager, this individual must be able to remain fully attentive of their work surroundings while working at a steady pace. They must be able to multitask and adapt to various work assignments, must keep their work area clean and follow all safety and Good Manufacturing guidelines. In addition, individuals must work well with others in a supportive team environment in order to meet production quality and quantity standards, while reducing waste and rework and minimizing downtime.

Experience required

None Required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #510387

Office Assistant

Salary
$8.00 - $20.00/Hour
Duties

Coordinates office services such as purchasing, payroll, records control, and other administrative activities for a department/division, center or other organizational unit; interprets operating policies; exercises independent judgment in the resolution of administrative problems.

Experience required

Three years of related experienced required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #510645