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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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Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team

In July 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund Innovation Delivery Teams (I-team) that help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges in their cities. New Orleans was one of five cities to receive a multi-year grant. As a pioneer "I-team" city, we're seeing major results in our two priority areas: customer service and murder reduction.

Using the i-team playbook, Mayor Landrieu's Innovation Team created and introduced a comprehensive strategy for reducing murders in New Orleans in 2012. In 2013, there were 156 murders, representing a 19% drop from the year before. This was the lowest annual total since 1985, and the lowest rate the city has seen since 1999. Today the team is managing a disciplined delivery process to continuously and reliably monitor progress to stated targets.

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Assistance is available for:

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

Use this app on your smartphone or computer to find resources close to you or any location within the New Orleans area

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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


individuals from 10 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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Maintenance & Service Technician

$20,000.00 - $50,000.00/Year

Provide necessary technical and hands-on support to maintain and troubleshoot Air Products supply systems located at our customer sites. 

Experience required
3 years previous electrical maintenance and mechanical experience in a plant maintenance environment
Education required
High School diploma followed by technical school or apprenticeship training, or military experience.

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Job #494747

Asset Protection Specialist

$7.25 - $13.29/Hour

Greets and assists customers in a positive, approachable manner and maintains a positive Company image to community.  Assists Store Manager in asset protection duties by being aware of customers while they are in the store and providing excellent customer service; addresses all EAS alarms by following Company procedures.  At the direction of the Store Manager, observes transactions at the register and activity throughout the store to ensure protection of store assets. Reports any suspicious activity to Store Manager.  At the direction of the Store Manager, checks security camera and alarms daily for proper functioning, conducts daily audits, and monitors Fire and ADA safety requirements. Completes bag checks, including in-store returns as directed.

Experience required
1 Year
Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #494929

Pharmacy Tech II

Employer Will Discuss

Delivers medications to designated areas under close supervision and according to detailed instructions, policies and procedures. Fills medication orders, charges/credits all medication, stocks, delivers, and inspects assigned areas. Prepares IV admixtures and other extemporaneous compounds and enters TPN orders into the computer system.

Experience required

One year of hospital experience.

Education required
High School diploma with one or more years of college or completion

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Job #496298