Front Page   »   


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.

Learn more »

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.

Download the Strategy 


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.

Find help close to you


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

Visit the Resources page

Donate to the Fund

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

Give now

By the Numbers


individuals from 12 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 


participants and spectators attended nine seasons of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Participants were connected to jobs, job training, education or other resources. 

Apply Now

Real Jobs Right Now

View all jobs

Mental Health Specialist

$12.00 to $14.00/Hr.

Provides individual Psychosocial Skills Rehabilitation (PSR) services in the community locations where clients live, work, attend school, and/or socialize. May provide group PSR at agency location, where applicable and according to assignment.

Assists clients in developing goals for treatment within the first 30 days of service, based on client and family stated goals, strength-based interviews, and collaboration with assigned Mental Health Professional (MHP) Team Leader.

Assists clients in restoring, rehabilitating, and developing social and interpersonal skills to help them stay in the community setting of their choice. Identify, enhance, and establish support networks, community awareness, coping strategies, and improve functioning in the individual's social environments (home, work, school).

Experience required

A Mental Health Professional (MHP) must meet the following educational criteria:
- A Master of Social Work degree; or - A Master of Arts, Science or Education degree in a mental health related field (an academic program with a curriculum content in which at least seventy percent of the required courses for the major field of study are based upon the core mental health disciplines); and
◦A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of graduate level course work and/or practicum experience in applied

Education required
A Master of Social Work degree

Please register on in order to view and apply to this job.

Job #517060

Line Service Technician Seasonal

Negotiable Depends on Experience

Greet, park, tow, move and marshal aircraft arriving or departing ramp area. Provide lavatory and water service as requested.  Fuel/de-ice aircraft as requested.  Provide shuttle service for passengers/crew as required. Assist with customer service duties as required. Provide oil and oxygen service for aircraft as requested

Experience required

No experience needed, must have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Must possess a valid state driver's license. Previous experience preferred. CDL license a plus but not required. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Please register on in order to view and apply to this job.

Job #515095

Custodian/ Event Set Up Personnel


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

Please register on in order to view and apply to this job.

Job #521005