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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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Find help close to you


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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Real Jobs Right Now

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Manual Machinist

$15.00 for lower level candidates – and up to $30.00/Hr. for experienced. Immediate benefits


Experience required

Have at least 4 years' experience as a manual lathe machinist. Have reliable transportation to Harahan, LA.  Be able to pass a drug test, meet our bonding requirements, and demonstrate steady work history as a machinist (references will be checked)

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #526297

Environmental Services Aide I-Housekeeping

DOE (Depends on Experience)

Maintains patient, public, clinical, and administrative areas in a clean and aseptic manner.  Maintains Environmental closet and equipment in a clean, aseptic and orderly manner.  Assists with special cleaning projects and room turnover.  Follows all current Joint Commission / CMS regulations pertaining to Environment of Care and Cleaning requirements.

Experience required

Ability to read, write and speak / understand verbal communication in English in order to follow instructions and perform daily tasks.  Basic knowledge of housekeeping, cleaning and cleaning equipment/supplies.  Basic Computer Skills

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent is Strongly Preferred

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Job #520777

Class A or B CDL Drivers

$11-$16/ hour

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license or chauffeurs license. Flatbed experiences a plus. Must be 21 years of age or older. TWIC card is preferred.             

Experience required

12 months (1 year)      

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515794