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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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On December 8-9, 2014, over 300 participants came together for the NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium- a two- day dialogue designed to explore the broader issues contributing to the homicide rate in New Orleans. Leaders from neighborhood organizations, social service agencies, the local business community, philanthropic, education and faith-based institutions joined local and national experts to take on the hard-hitting issues that contribute to violence in our community. Read about the solutions here.

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Assistance is available for:

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  • Housing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Reentry
  • Domestic Violence
  • and others

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By the Numbers


individuals from 11 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 


young people between the ages of 16-30 competed for over 300 available jobs and participated in on-site job readiness boots camps.

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Depends on Experience

Provide quality, accurate and timely customer service involving daily processing of financial transactions in a retail environment. Process deposits, withdrawals, transfers and loan payment transactions for customers. Process miscellaneous transactions (bonds, municipal coupons, traveler’s checks, money orders, etc.) Identify and refer customers to appropriate departments. Generate cross sales and referrals to generate new business and additional services.  Promote bank products and further establish business relationships.  Handle a cash drawer; ensuring proper control of cash drawer; follow all audit and security policies.  Assist in daily balancing and processing of ATM, including the processing of all entries.

Experience required

1 year

Education required
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and

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Job #515541

System Administrator

$40,000.00 - $60,000.00

Highly responsible technical and supervisory work of a specialized nature installing, and maintaining and other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems; and related work as required.

Experience required

Computer Information Systems (CIS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), engineering, telecommunications or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a data center or systems environment. Work must have included provisioning, installing, configuring, operating, and maintaining systems hardware, software, and related infrastructure OR Nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in a data center or systems environment.

Education required
Bachelor's Degree in computer science

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Job #515810


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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Job #526221