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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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Senior Maintenance Worker

Salary
$23,383.00/YR.
Duties

Senior Maintenance Worker supervises a small crew of laborers in a variety of grounds keeping duties to maintain the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of NORDC parks and facilities. Assigns, directs, monitors, and reviews the work of Laborers in the performance of a wide variety of custodial, park and grounds maintenance work.   Schedules assigned projects and determines quantity and type of tools, materials, equipment, and labor needed.  Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.  Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment.  Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools including power mowers, and edges.

Experience required

• Knowledge of general maintenance tasks and procedures.
• Knowledge of general grounds maintenance and related activities
• Knowledge of cleaning materials, disinfectants, equipment and tools used in   groundskeeping work
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #522076

Diesel Mechanic

Salary
$28.17 to $30.17/HR.
Duties

Primary Activities and Responsibilities: Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in diesel engines, air brake equipment, running gear or locomotive components. Rivet, bolt, glue, braze or weld to fabricate, modify or design replacement parts for equipment. Fabricate, cut, shape, and perform finish operations using various types of materials. Perform periodic service on locomotives. Move locomotives

Experience required

18 years of age or older, Valid Driver's License, One year mechanical experience. One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent GED

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Job #526931

Prep Cook

Salary
$8.50 to $11.00/Hr.
Duties

Wash, peel, and cut various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving.  Prepare a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, or desserts, according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #527451