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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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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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Teller

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

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

Bus Attendant (PT)

Salary
Employer Will Discuss
Duties

Must be able to speak and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must possess basic computational ability. Physical Demands
Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.

Experience required

No prior experience required. Public contact experience desired. Licenses or Certificates Not applicable. 

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515097

Door Maintenance Technician

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

- Knowledge of machines and tools, their design use, repair, and maintenance.
- Basic electrical mechanical experience with following: electrical or electronic test     devices or equipment; hand or power tools; voltmeter, ammeter, or ohmmeter.
- Reading blueprints, schematics, technical drawings, work orders, instructions.

Experience required

Associates Degree or equivalent, or one to two years experience, preferably in an airport or cargo environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education required
Associates Degree

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Job #521851