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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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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


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. 

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Fry Cook

Depends on Experience

Grill, cook, and fry foods such as Chicken, fish, and/or Fries.  Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables. Restock kitchen supplies, rotate food, and stamp the time and date on food in coolers.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #527458

Inventory Associate and Driver

Depends on Experience

We have an immediate need for Inventory Associates who like to work varied hours and count inventory as a team! Voluntary van transportation is offered for our "out of town" inventories. 

Experience required

Possess a driving record free of any at fault accidents or driving violations within the past 24 months. Must be at least 25 years old. Must have at least 5 years of current uninterrupted licensed driving experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #516294

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

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Job #515095