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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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Mental Health Specialist

Salary
$12.00 to $14.00/Hr.
Duties

Provides individual Psychosocial Skills Rehabilitation (PSR) services in the community locations where clients live, work, attend school, and/or socialize. May provide group PSR at agency location, where applicable and according to assignment.

Assists clients in developing goals for treatment within the first 30 days of service, based on client and family stated goals, strength-based interviews, and collaboration with assigned Mental Health Professional (MHP) Team Leader.

Assists clients in restoring, rehabilitating, and developing social and interpersonal skills to help them stay in the community setting of their choice. Identify, enhance, and establish support networks, community awareness, coping strategies, and improve functioning in the individual's social environments (home, work, school).

Experience required

A Mental Health Professional (MHP) must meet the following educational criteria:
- A Master of Social Work degree; or - A Master of Arts, Science or Education degree in a mental health related field (an academic program with a curriculum content in which at least seventy percent of the required courses for the major field of study are based upon the core mental health disciplines); and
◦A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of graduate level course work and/or practicum experience in applied

Education required
A Master of Social Work degree

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Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

Salary
$19.00 - $21.00
Duties

Knowledge of physical, mental, and psychosocial effects of visual impairment preferred; Ability to perform Visual skills training to include eccentric viewing preferred; Ability to teach compensatory strategies to promote independence and safety; Ability to facilitate group training; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong organizational skills and ability to plan ahead; Proficient with Office Suite, internet, and email.

Experience required

Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, with specialty certification in Low Vision (SCLV) or willingness to   receive SCLV certification within 2 years.

Education required
Bachelor's Degree

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Job #514375

Warehouse Person (Loader)

Salary
DOE (Depends on Experience)
Duties

Driving a forklift (e.g., performing basic operations such as driving forwards, driving backwards, lifting and lowering boom, maneuvering in tight areas without damaging product, etc.)

Experience required

Experience working in a warehouse environment (e.g., product storage, product staging, forklifts, etc.), Driving a forklift (e.g., performing basic operations such as driving forwards, driving backwards, lifting and lowering boom, maneuvering in tight areas without damaging product, etc.)

Education required
High school diploma or equivalent

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