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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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Starbucks Barista

$8.00 - $9.00/hr.

Starbucks Baristas greets, serves and prepares food and beverages in Starbucks. This position also consists of cashiering and counter maintenance. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with people. The candidate must also must be able to lift & carry 50lbs. and stand for long periods of time. This position's shift begins at 5am. Ideal candidate must possess early morning shift availability. This position has the potential to work Full-time hours.

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At least 1 year previous customer service experience required.

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Product Manager

Depends on Experience

Demonstrated ability to work with sales effectively. Experience with quantitative business analysis. Strong working knowledge of IT and technical issues. Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations. Strong sense of natural curiosity, quick analytical skills, instinctive math skills. Understanding of finance and financial modeling.

Experience required

Five (5) years experience required

Education required
Bachelor's Degree

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Delivery Driver

Rate of pay is based on experience

Work schedule will vary based on the needs of the operation and will include weekend and some holidays. Primarily deliveries are between 12 noon and 10 p.m.  

Experience required

Candidates must have: Valid Driver's License, Proof of Insurance, Smart Phone or GPS Unit, and Sound knowledge of Uptown is mandatory. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to be respectful, team players Class E - Private Vehicle class.  We are an open kitchen so you must present a clean appearance and but open to customer interactions

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No Minimum Education Requirement

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