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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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Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team

In July 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund Innovation Delivery Teams (I-team) that help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges in their cities. New Orleans was one of five cities to receive a multi-year grant. As a pioneer "I-team" city, we're seeing major results in our two priority areas: customer service and murder reduction.

Using the i-team playbook, Mayor Landrieu's Innovation Team created and introduced a comprehensive strategy for reducing murders in New Orleans in 2012. In 2013, there were 156 murders, representing a 19% drop from the year before. This was the lowest annual total since 1985, and the lowest rate the city has seen since 1999. Today the team is managing a disciplined delivery process to continuously and reliably monitor progress to stated targets.

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Resources

Assistance is available for:

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

Use this app on your smartphone or computer to find resources close to you or any location within the New Orleans area

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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

100

individuals from 10 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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Journeyman Electrician

Salary
$35.00/Hour
Duties

Bending conduit.  Installing cable tray.  Working with rigid pipe. Drilling holes.  

Experience required

Must be experienced in new commercial construction.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #513129

Area Manager

Salary
$50,232.00/Year
Duties

Recruit employees for positions available at client locations. Secure future business through client liaison and business development. Identify staff vacancies and recruit, interview and select applicants. Provide current and prospective employees with orientation information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, and opportunities for promotion and employee benefits. Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates. Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination. Investigate and report on accidents for insurance carriers. Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations. Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs and develop and implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs. Review hiring related paperwork for accuracy and compliance with all federal regulations as well as corporate policies and procedures.

Experience required

None Required

Education required
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management, Human Resources or Business Administration.

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Job #510564

Product Sales

Salary
$40,000.00/Hour
Duties

Commit to our core value to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to succeed.  Develop, maintain and service strong relationships and partnerships across multiple functional areas with key distributors, operators, and other accounts.  Create and conduct effective sales presentations. Increase sales and grow market share by conducting sales meetings with current and prospective accounts to promote, educate and train them on Lighthouse product lines, mission, and policies and to gain insights into our product categories.  Utilize market data, consumer insights, and competitive intelligence to identify high growth opportunities.  Act as a liaison between the Lighthouse and our customers, maintaining solid working relationships focused on exceeding our customers' needs and expectations.   Work with our customers to provide complete, thorough and timely responses to their requests in order to more rapidly serve our customers.  Stay abreast of changes in the market place to ensure we are competitive versus our key competition.  Demonstrate master knowledge of product line, policies, systems and the competitive environment of our product lines.

Experience required

3-5 years experience in sales, preferably in the food service industry, with a proven track record for driving results.

Education required
Bachelor’s Degree

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Job #510629