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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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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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NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium

On December 8-9, 2014, over 300 participants came together for the NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium- a two- day dialogue designed to explore the broader issues contributing to the homicide rate in New Orleans. Leaders from neighborhood organizations, social service agencies, the local business community, philanthropic, education and faith-based institutions joined local and national experts to take on the hard-hitting issues that contribute to violence in our community. Read about the solutions here.

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By the Numbers

106

individuals from 11 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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Truck Driver

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. Duties Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers typically do the following: * Drive long distances * Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road * Follow all applicable traffic laws * Inspect their trailer before and after the trip, and record any defects they find * Keep a log of their activities *

Experience required

Valid driver's license. Must pass drug test, must have a TWIC Card.

Education required
High school diploma

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Job #527228

Hotel Houseman

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Provides housekeepers with needed supplies and stocks storerooms. Removes trash and soiled linens. Prepares and separates soiled linens and terry for pick up.  Use floor equipment as required in the units, hallways, etc. Flips mattresses over on a quarterly basis or as required by manufacturer. Immediately notifies supervisor of any equipment failure. Smiles and is friendly when interacting with co-workers, guests and property employees 

Experience required

Prior housekeeping, cleaning or customer service experience preferred.

Education required
High School education or GED.

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Job #515422

Porter

Salary
$10 - $12/hr.
Duties

Maintain property in a clean and sanitary matter. Porter will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and Property Manager

Experience required

Six month work experience is required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516462