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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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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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Assistance is available for:

  • Education
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  • Housing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Reentry
  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

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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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Mental Health Specialist

Salary
$12.00 to $14.00/Hr.
Duties

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

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Job #517060

Class A Truck Driver

Salary
$12.00 to $15.00/Hr.
Duties

Existing contracts present opportunities for Class A CDL Drivers. All Drivers MUST have 2 years recent verifiable driving experience. Drivers should have a current DOT medical card available when they come to apply. Must be DRUG FREE. A TWIC card is a plus but not mandatory. Drivers should have no more than one violation on MVR in the last 3 years. NO DUI on driving record. Long term steady work with hourly pay for drivers!!

Experience required

MUST have 2 years recent verifiable driving experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Required

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Job #526324

P&ID Drafter/Designer

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Responsible for generating new and or incorporating engineering marks onto existing P&IDs using SmartPlant and Auto-Cad inclusive of a quality check prior to returning to engineering team. Accept work assignments from project leads, estimate time required to complete assignment, back-check the work and work toward improving efficiency.

Experience required

At least 1 to 3 years of related experience in the development of new and updates of the various types of P&IDs using the latest version of AutoCad.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #515937