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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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Crane Mechanic

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

We are looking for dynamic individuals to fill the Crane Mechanic position at our Kenner, LA location. Mobile Crane Mechanics are responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of various mobile crane equipment including mobile cranes and boom trucks.

Experience required

Our ideal mechanic has a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of mobile cranes, a history of safe works habits, lift up to 40lbs., and is able to perform thorough and accurate inspections. The ability to read schematics (both electrical and hydraulic), and communicate effectively and professionally to customers, supervisors, other personnel is important for job success.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #526096

Call Center Representative

Salary
$11.00 - $14.00/hr.
Duties

Determines requirements by working with customers. Answers inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing information. Resolves problems by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problem

Experience required

At least 1 year previous customer service experience required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516603

Accounts Payable Clerk (FT/AM)

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Depends on Experience
Duties

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