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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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Inventory Associate and Driver

Depends on Experience

We have an immediate need for Inventory Associates who like to work varied hours and count inventory as a team! Voluntary van transportation is offered for our "out of town" inventories. 

Experience required

Possess a driving record free of any at fault accidents or driving violations within the past 24 months. Must be at least 25 years old. Must have at least 5 years of current uninterrupted licensed driving experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #516294

System Administrator

$40,000.00 - $60,000.00

Highly responsible technical and supervisory work of a specialized nature installing, and maintaining and other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems; and related work as required.

Experience required

Computer Information Systems (CIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), engineering, telecommunications or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a data center or systems environment. Work must have included provisioning, installing, configuring, operating, and maintaining systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure OR Nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in a data center or systems environment.

Education required
Bachelor's Degree in computer science

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Job #515810

Hotel Houseman

Depends on Experience

Provides housekeepers with needed supplies and stocks storerooms. Removes trash and soiled linens. Prepares and separates soiled linens and terry for pick up.  Use floor equipment as required in the units, hallways, etc. Flips mattresses over on a quarterly basis or as required by manufacturer. Immediately notifies supervisor of any equipment failure. Smiles and is friendly when interacting with co-workers, guests and property employees 

Experience required

Prior housekeeping, cleaning or customer service experience preferred.

Education required
High School education or GED.

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Job #515422