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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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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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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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Bartender (PT)

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Collect money for drinks served. Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol. Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment. Balance cash receipts. Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons. 

Experience required

12 months (1 year) 

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515434

Crane Mechanic

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

We are looking for dynamic individuals to fill the Crane Mechanic position at our Kenner, LA location. Mobile Crane Mechanics are responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of various mobile crane equipment including mobile cranes and boom trucks.

Experience required

Our ideal mechanic has a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of mobile cranes, a history of safe works habits, lift up to 40lbs., and is able to perform thorough and accurate inspections. The ability to read schematics (both electrical and hydraulic), and communicate effectively and professionally to customers, supervisors, other personnel is important for job success.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #526096

Utilities Skilled Maintenance

Salary
$37,959.00 /Yr.
Duties

Must have knowledge of Board equipment, maintenance and repair techniques. Must posses skill in a trade such as painting, welding, electrical, mechanical, meter repair and equipment operations.

Experience required

2 Year’s Experience

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #520806