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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


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


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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Valet Attendant

$20,000.00 to $50,000.00

Drive, park and retrieve Customer cars in a safe and courteous manner and assist Customers in and out of their vehicle. Valet drivers play a crucial role in making sure all customers are given a professional, courteous and timely valet service. Valet Drivers must be able to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission.

Experience required

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are Ability to add, subtract, two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money, representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #517147

Fry Cook

Depends on Experience

Grill, cook, and fry foods such as Chicken, fish, and/or Fries.  Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables. Restock kitchen supplies, rotate food, and stamp the time and date on food in coolers.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #527458

Landscape Crew Supervisor

$16 to $18/Hr.

Semper Fi Staffing Solutions is seeking candidates for a landscape crew supervisor. Position is located in New Orleans area and salary is DOE. Supervisor will oversee the landscape job installation and landscaping personnel. Work requires judgment, initiative, strong work ethic, horticultural knowledge, and experience managing people.

Experience required

Valid driver's license. 3+ years' experience in landscaping, 2+ years' experience in leadership, and Candidates must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and credit check.

Education required
High School Diploma

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Job #526296