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Want to be a mentor?

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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My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Local Action Plan

On May 26, 2015, the City of New Orleans released its local action plan as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge - the final step of the initial phase of a challenge issued by the President in September 2014 that encourages communities to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people to ensure that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born. Leveraging the work of NOLA FOR LIFE and the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy, the City of New Orleans last year joined a network of nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribal nations from 43 states across the country committed to investing in the lives of black men and boys.

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Resources

Assistance is available for:

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

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Donate to the Fund

Thanks to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund is now ready to receive your donations.

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By the Numbers

106

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

1,000

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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Food Preparer

Salary
$7.50 - $8.00/hr.
Duties

Make Sandwiches and Po-Boys

Experience required

No experience needed will train

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #516132

Bobcat Driver

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Prepare and sort materials or products. Identify and remove substances. Work sit is in the New Orleans area. 

Experience required

Two years Bobcat operator experience is required

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #516499

Utility Worker Class B

Salary
Depends on Experience
Duties

Assists skilled construction workers in performing their assigned duties.  Follows specific work orders as given by skilled construction worker or foreman.  Cleans tools, equipment, materials and specified work areas as needed.  Transports needed tools, equipment and materials to/from and around work site.  Loads and unloads materials from company truck by hand or with an assisting device such as a forklift.  Performs variety of tasks involving dexterous use of hands and tools. I.E. demonlishing structures, dismantling forms, cutting insulation material, removing concrete. Digs spreads and levels dirt, gravel and sand.

Experience required

Minimum two (2) years of experience required

Education required
High School Diploma

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Job #522082