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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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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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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

114

individuals from 12 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 

7,500

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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Food and Beverage Concessions Worker

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$7.25 - $10.00/hr.
Duties

A Concession Worker must be able to work every position necessary to operate a concession stand. These duties include but are not limited to cashiering, food preparation, table bussing and cleaning duties.

Experience required

 No experience needed

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Environmental Services Aide I-Housekeeping

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DOE (Depends on Experience)
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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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Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

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$19.00 - $21.00
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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.

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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