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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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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

55 %

reduction in group or gang-member invovled murders since 2011

10,600

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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Banquet Houseperson

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$9.00/Hr.
Duties

Responsible for setting and cleaning banquet facilities for functions in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Prior Banquet/Convention Service Operation experience preferred.

Experience required

No experience needed

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #517085

Road Supervisor New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Salary
$ 20000.00 to $ 50000.00 Year
Duties

Performs all vehicle operator safety evaluation ride checks, observation of operators while making their runs, and prescribes the necessary retraining; maintains radio and telephone contact with transit vehicle operators. Responds to service problems including rerouting, accidents and incidents with the goal of restoration of interrupted service; supports operators in preparing accident reports. Interacts with and assists transit passengers as necessary.  Investigates and responds to unsafe location/situation reports; makes recommendations and/or changes to resolve the unsafe situation. Informs appropriate supervisory personnel regarding operational problems and coordinates efforts toward their resolution. 

Experience required

2 or more years of relevant operator experience, including leadership experience, required. Knowledge of service area and ability to read a map. Ability to use a computer to generate reports and schedules. Ability to read, understand, and interpret transit system operating rules, regulations, policies, phases and routes. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to organize and perform work efficiently; strong attention to details

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent GED Class B or higher Commercial Driver's License

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Job #516866

Fueler

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Depends on Experience
Duties

Perform fueling in safe and efficient manner. Responsible for accurate accounting of fuel transactions. Perform daily Quality Control checks on equipment. Maintain equipment in clean and functional condition. Ensure the correct loading and balancing of fuel. Responsible for defueling aircraft as directed. Use fuel trucks, hydrant carts and stationary carts to fuel aircraft.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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