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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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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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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

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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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Account Representative

$40,000.00 to $45,000.00

Service established routes; including unloading and delivering product to stores

Develop and retain a strong working and customer service relationship with store owners and managers

Maintain Hunt Brothers Pizza branding and marketing in stores

Maintain the highest possible safety and driving standards

Experience required

Three (3) Month related experience

At least 25 years of age

Sharp analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

Strong computer skills Bilingual preferred

Solid and consistent work history

Pass drug screening along with criminal background check

Pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical

Exert up to (75) pounds; including being able to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 75 pounds

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516991

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

$18.00 - $19.00/hr.

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

Experience required

Experience in Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Cranes and Forklifts. Minimum 3 years experience preferred. Good Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, and 401k. Salary based on experience.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #516501

Accounts Payable Clerk (FT/AM)

Depends on Experience

Processes all bills promptly and accurately after verifying that they have all the proper supporting documents. Ensures that the bills are accurate as to the items, price and extensions, and also that they have been approved by the Department Head, Director of Finance, and Management

Experience required

Minimum of one year of accounts payable experience required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #517087