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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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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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  • Substance Abuse
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  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

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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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Line Cook

Salary
$10.00 - $12.00/Hr.
Duties

Must follow all prescribed recipes, use all products according to guidelines, report all waste to Chef, properly store and rotate all food items.

Experience required

Three (3) year’s related experience required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #521014

Structural Checker

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Depends on Experience
Duties

Will review drawings, make corrections and advise updates. Examining engineering structural drawings to detect inaccuracies of detail and function, utilizing knowledge of engineering principles. Evaluating the overall design for functionality, conformance to drawing standards, and design specifications. Reviewing figures and lines on drawings to examine angles, dimensions, bend allowances, and tolerances for accuracy. Resolve drawing and design discrepancies

Experience required

Good communication skills. Good time management skills. Experience in the Oil & Gas industry, preferably upstream offshore projects. Ability to communicate with engineering staff. Ability to multi-task. Must have 10 plus years of design experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #525988

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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$18.00 - $19.00/hr.
Duties

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Experience required

Experience in Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Cranes and Forklifts. Minimum 3 years experience preferred. Good Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, and 401k. Salary based on experience.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #516501