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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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Truck Driver

Salary
Negotiable Depends on Experience
Duties

Team truck drivers are among the highest compensated in Schneiders fleet, with many drivers earning over $70,000 per year. This trucker position features a predictable work schedule, up to $0.45 per mile*, 99% no-touch freight and average 5,000-6,000 miles per week. The wheels are always turning as a Schneider team driver, which adds up to more miles and money than a solo driver. Best of all, you'll split the miles, not your pay, while enjoying the company of a partner. 

Experience required

Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Minimum 3 months of recent Class A driving experience.  Hazmat endorsement required within 90 days of hire.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515095

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Salary
$18.00 - $19.00/hr.
Duties

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

Line Cook

Salary
$10.00 - $12.00/Hr.
Duties

Must follow all prescribed recipes, use all products according to guidelines, report all waste to Chef, properly store and rotate all food items.

Experience required

Three (3) year’s related experience required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #521014