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Want to be a mentor?

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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My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Local Action Plan

On May 26, 2015, the City of New Orleans released its local action plan as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge - the final step of the initial phase of a challenge issued by the President in September 2014 that encourages communities to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people to ensure that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born. Leveraging the work of NOLA FOR LIFE and the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy, the City of New Orleans last year joined a network of nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribal nations from 43 states across the country committed to investing in the lives of black men and boys.

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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 11 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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Depends on Experience

The Plumber is responsible for maintaining the total hydrology, steam, gas and sewerage distribution systems throughout the Ochsner facilities as assigned, including preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting, utilizing specialized test equipment and hand/power tools.

Experience required

- 5 years of commercial or industrial experience
- Experience reading specifications and interpreting schematics, blueprints, and mechanical drawings
- Knowledge of the state, parish, and southern building codes
- Experience working with little supervision
- Drawing skills to document plumbing changes for updating prints on CADD
- Experience properly using all power, hand tools and specialized equipment associated with the plumbing/pipe fitting trade
- Interpersonal skills to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of internal and external callers and visitors

Education required
High school graduate or equivalent

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Job #522289

Product Manager

Depends on Experience

Lead programs to improve client retention and growth. Develop and implement approaches to mitigate risks and deliver client retention support in a way that it scales to the large volume of smaller transactions in SMB. Collaborate with account teams across Gartner SMB to improve our retention on large renewals. Provide feedback and requirements as part of an effort to develop tools to improve client retention and growth.

Experience required

Five Year’s Experience  General Qualifications: Credibility speaking directly with key clients and Gartner sales leaders. Ability to collaborate with sales and other senior managers. Bias for action and completion. Strong analytical skills with the ability to summarize and present meaningful financial data. Strong capability to develop and organize initiatives

Education required
Bachelor’s Degree

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Job #515281


Depends on Experience

Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and /or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Ability to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear and have good vision. Ability to work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold. High school diploma or equivalency.  Must be able to speak and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

Experience required

18 Months  

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515947