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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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Product Manager

Depends on Experience

Lead programs to improve client retention and growth. Develop and implement approaches to mitigate risks and deliver client retention support in a way that it scales to the large volume of smaller transactions in SMB. Collaborate with account teams across Gartner SMB to improve our retention on large renewals. Provide feedback and requirements as part of an effort to develop tools to improve client retention and growth.

Experience required

Five Year’s Experience  General Qualifications: Credibility speaking directly with key clients and Gartner sales leaders. Ability to collaborate with sales and other senior managers. Bias for action and completion. Strong analytical skills with the ability to summarize and present meaningful financial data. Strong capability to develop and organize initiatives

Education required
Bachelor’s Degree

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Line Cook

$10.00 - $12.00/Hr.

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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Depends on Experience

Perform fueling in safe and efficient manner. Responsible for accurate accounting of fuel transactions. Perform daily Quality Control checks on equipment. Maintain equipment in clean and functional condition. Ensure the correct loading and balancing of fuel. Responsible for defueling aircraft as directed. Use fuel trucks, hydrant carts and stationary carts to fuel aircraft.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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