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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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My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Local Action Plan

On May 26, 2015, the City of New Orleans released its local action plan as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge - the final step of the initial phase of a challenge issued by the President in September 2014 that encourages communities to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people to ensure that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born. Leveraging the work of NOLA FOR LIFE and the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy, the City of New Orleans last year joined a network of nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribal nations from 43 states across the country committed to investing in the lives of black men and boys.

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Assistance is available for:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Reentry
  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

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Donate to the Fund

Thanks to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund is now ready to receive your donations.

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By the Numbers


individuals from 11 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 


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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Will recruit, interview and recommend placement of administrative, clerical, technical and allied health profession positions for urban hospital. In this regard, will develop effective working relationships with all internal and external constituencies; conduct strategy meetings with hiring managers to identify expectations, clarify processes and provide regular updates; create a communication plan that promotes partnerships for acquiring the necessary talent; consult with management to identify and recommend the most qualified candidates; extend offers to selected candidates; communicate hiring process requirements to candidates following acceptance; may arrange for relocation; maintain effective personnel-advertising program; keep management informed of developments with regard to wages, salaries, employee benefits, general personnel policies, and HR and medically related regulations.

Experience required

None Required

Education required
Master's Degree in Healthcare Management

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Job #513601

Structural Checker

Depends on Experience

Will review drawings, make corrections and advise updates. Examining engineering structural drawings to detect inaccuracies of detail and function, utilizing knowledge of engineering principles. Evaluating the overall design for functionality, conformance to drawing standards, and design specifications. Reviewing figures and lines on drawings to examine angles, dimensions, bend allowances, and tolerances for accuracy. Resolve drawing and design discrepancies

Experience required

Good communication skills. Good time management skills. Experience in the Oil & Gas industry, preferably upstream offshore projects. Ability to communicate with engineering staff. Ability to multi-task. Must have 10 plus years of design experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #525988


Depends on Experience

Provide quality, accurate and timely customer service involving daily processing of financial transactions in a retail environment. Process deposits, withdrawals, transfers and loan payment transactions for customers. Process miscellaneous transactions (bonds, municipal coupons, traveler’s checks, money orders, etc.) Identify and refer customers to appropriate departments. Generate cross sales and referrals to generate new business and additional services.  Promote bank products and further establish business relationships.  Handle a cash drawer; ensuring proper control of cash drawer; follow all audit and security policies.  Assist in daily balancing and processing of ATM, including the processing of all entries.

Experience required

1 year

Education required
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and

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Job #515541