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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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Door Maintenance Technician

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

- Knowledge of machines and tools, their design use, repair, and maintenance.
- Basic electrical mechanical experience with following: electrical or electronic test     devices or equipment; hand or power tools; voltmeter, ammeter, or ohmmeter.
- Reading blueprints, schematics, technical drawings, work orders, instructions.

Experience required

Associates Degree or equivalent, or one to two years experience, preferably in an airport or cargo environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education required
Associates Degree

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Job #521851

Custodian/ Event Set Up Personnel

Salary
$10.20/Hr.
Duties

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

Mental Health Specialist

Salary
$12.00 to $14.00/Hr.
Duties

Provides individual Psychosocial Skills Rehabilitation (PSR) services in the community locations where clients live, work, attend school, and/or socialize. May provide group PSR at agency location, where applicable and according to assignment.

Assists clients in developing goals for treatment within the first 30 days of service, based on client and family stated goals, strength-based interviews, and collaboration with assigned Mental Health Professional (MHP) Team Leader.

Assists clients in restoring, rehabilitating, and developing social and interpersonal skills to help them stay in the community setting of their choice. Identify, enhance, and establish support networks, community awareness, coping strategies, and improve functioning in the individual's social environments (home, work, school).

Experience required

A Mental Health Professional (MHP) must meet the following educational criteria:
- A Master of Social Work degree; or - A Master of Arts, Science or Education degree in a mental health related field (an academic program with a curriculum content in which at least seventy percent of the required courses for the major field of study are based upon the core mental health disciplines); and
◦A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of graduate level course work and/or practicum experience in applied

Education required
A Master of Social Work degree

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Job #517060