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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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Call Center Representative

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$11.00 - $14.00/hr.
Duties

Determines requirements by working with customers. Answers inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing information. Resolves problems by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problem.

Experience required

At least 1 year previous customer service experience required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516603

Shirt Presser

Salary
$10.00
Duties

Work Schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, however, some days depending on the work load and deadlines getting out hours might vary.

Experience required

No experience needed will train. 

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Job #516365

Mechanic

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$16 - $16.50
Duties

To provide preventative maintenance on all lawn care equipment per a schedule developed by the mechanic and the Project Manager. To sharpen blades on all tractors as needed.  To repair lawn equipment when broken, damaged or otherwise placed out of service. To provide a written report on the reason for the breakage, damage or need for equipment to be placed out of service. To request the purchase of and maintain a stock of parts used on a regular basis. To inventory parts on hand and place orders for replacements per a schedule developed by the mechanic and the Project Manager.

Experience required

Two (2) year’s experience required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515231