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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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Legal Secretary

Salary
$30,000.00 /Yr.
Duties

Performs legal work using a variety of software applications. This employee must exercise good judgment and independence in initiation and completion of legal court documents, legal opinions, general correspondence and database reports. This employee operates under general supervision by various attorney team members and the Office Manager.

Experience required

- Experience as a legal secretary or executive administrative assistant.
- Basic knowledge of legal office practices and procedures.
- Legal terminology as well as good communication skills, both oral and written.
- Computer skills and experience with modern office equipment.
- Ability to independently draft, review and sign approved correspondence and forms.
- High school diploma, preferably supplemented by advance course work in related secretarial skills.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #522300

Custodian/ Event Set Up Personnel

Salary
$10.20/Hr.
Duties

Perform routine custodial tasks according to established maintenance schedules.
Perform special assigned duties for floor care including buffing, sealing and stripping, carpet shampoo and extraction, auto scrubbing operations, and pressure washing of the sidewalks.

Experience required

Six Month (6) Years experience required 

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #521005

Senior Maintenance Worker

Salary
$23,383.00/YR.
Duties

Senior Maintenance Worker supervises a small crew of laborers in a variety of grounds keeping duties to maintain the cleanliness, orderliness, and safety of NORDC parks and facilities. Assigns, directs, monitors, and reviews the work of Laborers in the performance of a wide variety of custodial, park and grounds maintenance work.   Schedules assigned projects and determines quantity and type of tools, materials, equipment, and labor needed.  Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.  Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment.  Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools including power mowers, and edges.

Experience required

• Knowledge of general maintenance tasks and procedures.
• Knowledge of general grounds maintenance and related activities
• Knowledge of cleaning materials, disinfectants, equipment and tools used in   groundskeeping work
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #522076