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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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Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team

In July 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund Innovation Delivery Teams (I-team) that help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges in their cities. New Orleans was one of five cities to receive a multi-year grant. As a pioneer "I-team" city, we're seeing major results in our two priority areas: customer service and murder reduction.

Using the i-team playbook, Mayor Landrieu's Innovation Team created and introduced a comprehensive strategy for reducing murders in New Orleans in 2012. In 2013, there were 156 murders, representing a 19% drop from the year before. This was the lowest annual total since 1985, and the lowest rate the city has seen since 1999. Today the team is managing a disciplined delivery process to continuously and reliably monitor progress to stated targets.

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Assistance is available for:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Reentry
  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

Use this app on your smartphone or computer to find resources close to you or any location within the New Orleans area

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Donate to the Fund

Thanks to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund is now ready to receive your donations.

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By the Numbers


individuals from 10 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 


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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Maintenance Mechanic

$18.00 - $21.00/Hour

Support Production Operations by maintaining and repairing all aspects of commercial laundry equipment. Such equipment includes washers, dryers, ironers, feeders, folders and material handling equipment. This role also supports plant infrastructure such as boilers, air compressors, hot and cold water systems, etc.

Experience required

Minimum 4-years experience in the field of maintenance is required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #510803

Rail Technician

$17.86 - $25.35/Hour

Work with all members of the rail systems group and all related departments to provide clean, safe and reliable rail transit vehicles and to insure that there is no interruption in revenue service.  Performs electrical and mechanical repairs on rail transit vehicles to include charging, lighting, door, chopper/drive, HVAC and fare systems. Responds to rail system emergencies that involve major service delays and/or serious accidents. Renders whatever remedial action is needed to ensure that power is removed and that the public is safe.  Requires working on live high voltage equipment.  Maintains 12, 24, 600VDC, 110 and 240 3/phase VAC vehicle systems.  Operating specialized service vehicles on an active rail system.  Follows and adheres to all rail system maintenance standards, policies and procedures applicable to the day-to-day operations.

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Job #494745

Demolition Debris Monitor

$10.00 - $12.00/Hour

Employees in this position are the "on-site" monitor for the monitoring of demolitions and the collection of related debris. As a demolition monitor, you will oversee demolition operations and the removal of demolition debris as it is loaded into hauling vehicles to ensure eligibility.

Experience required

None Required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #513139