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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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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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  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

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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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Depends on Experience
Duties

Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and /or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Ability to climb ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear and have good vision. Ability to work outside in environmental conditions which at times include extreme heat or extreme cold. High school diploma or equivalency.  Must be able to speak and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

Experience required

18 Months  

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515947

Grill Operator/Cook

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Depends on Experience
Duties

To properly prepare customer's orders, ensure order completeness, deliver orders within the range of Waffle House's standards, provide leadership for the shift and ensure Customer Satisfaction through proper food preparation and sanitation.
- You must clean and restock the grill area on an ongoing basis. (The second shift usually preps the food).
- You must know the proper use of cooking equipment, food items, ad supplies.
- You must know correct cooking and safe food handling procedures. You must know proper plate presentation.
- You must control waste. You must know call-in procedures. You must know emergency procedures.

Experience required

Six month experience 

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #521708

Material Handler

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Transport raw materials or packaging materials to specified areas for use and return them to their proper locations.  Receives delivery of raw materials and performs required inventory control transactions. Complete and process required inventory control transactions according to company/department standards including scanning and printing tickets with barcode equipment.  Process return, if excess material, according to department standards. Includes use of inventory management system (SAP) to adjust quantity in system to update inventory.

Experience required

Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Must successfully complete material handling safety courses and obtain OSHA certification. One year production or warehouse experience preferred

Education required
High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred

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Job #516612