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Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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  • Mayor Landrieu invites residents to participate in seventh NOLA FOR LIFE Day on June 7

    NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans for the seventh NOLA FOR LIFE Day on Saturday, June 7, 2014, and invited all residents to join in on the community revitalization effort.

    Activities will take place from in and around Stallings Gentilly Playground at 1600 Gentilly Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Click here to register to participate in NOLA FOR LIFE Day

  • New Orleans Hospitality Industry Unites to Support NOLA for Life

    Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu applauded the New Orleans hospitality community for making a significant contribution to the City’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE. On Thursday, March 27, hospitality industry leaders welcomed over 600 guests to a local fundraising event during which they presented Mayor Landrieu with a $78,000 donation to the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund.

  • Statement from Mayor Landrieu on President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative--an effort to make sure that every young African American man who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.

    The announcement comes as Mayor Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter convene mayors and city leaders from across the country for the first Cities United conference in New Orleans. Cities United is a nationwide initiative to reduce violent-related death of young African American men and boys.

    Read more about Statement from Mayor Landrieu on President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative
  • Mayor Landrieu, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter host Cities United conference

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hosted 18 mayors and more than 200 city leaders from 37 municipalities to launch Cities United, a nationwide initiative to reduce violence-related death of young African American men and boys.


    NEW ORLEANS, LA- In observance of Black History Month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will celebrate the history of Black entrepreneurship in New Orleans and highlight minority-owned businesses during NOLA FOR LIFE’s Black Business Month.

  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter commits $2,500 to NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Program

    On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball participants to announce that Mayor Nutter is committing $2,500 to the NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball program. The two mayors entered into a friendly wager over the outcome of the January 4th NFL Playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles with each mayor promising to provide a "cultural gift" and "community gift." The Saints defeated the Eagles 26 – 24.

  • Over 125 volunteers participated in sixth NOLA FOR LIFE Day in Central City

    NEW ORLEANS, LA—Over 125 volunteers joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local community organizations, and residents for the sixth NOLA FOR LIFE Day on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The event, a component of the Mayor’s NOLA FOR LIFE comprehensive murder reduction strategy, was held at A.L. Davis Playground and motivated citizens to join efforts geared towards revitalizing neighborhoods in high crime areas.

  • NOLA FOR LIFE Breakfast of Champions

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the Audubon Institute recognized local leaders, individuals and organizations for supporting the NOLA FOR LIFE plan at the first annual NOLA FOR LIFE Breakfast of Champions event on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

    NOLA FOR LIFE Breakfast of Champions Honorees

  • More than 1000 attend first NOLA FOR LIFE Jobs & Opportunity Expo

    More than 1000 job seekers and dozens of employers, community partners and industry professionals from across the city participated in the first NOLA FOR LIFE Jobs & Opportunity Expo, hosted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu at Gallier Hall. The event focused on a key pillar of Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE murder reduction strategy – promoting jobs and opportunities as a path away from violence towards prosperity.

  • Mayors: Murder epidemic is an urgent national issue

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered a joint address with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. titled, “A National Call for Action to End the Violence Crisis in US Cities.” The speech serves as a national call to action to end America’s culture of violence in urban areas across the country, charging the Federal government, non-profits, business leaders and the community to rally and engage in what has become an epidemic—the drumbeat of murders of and by young, African-American men.

  • NOLA FOR LIFE programming to air on Cox Channel 99

    The NOLA FOR LIFE Channel highlights the comprehensive movement to reduce the murder rate in New Orleans, Louisiana. The compelling original and existing content runs exclusively on New Orleans Access television (NOA_TV). Tune in to Cox Cable Channel 99 to view diverse programming including an unscripted six part docu-series, public service announcements, and the inspirational stories of young men who are taking the stand to turn away from violence.

  • The solution starts with us


    Developed in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically-high murder rate.

    Recognizing that law enforcement alone cannot solve the murder problem, NOLA FOR LIFE takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and implements initiatives under five pillars:

    1) Stop the Shooting
    2) Invest in Prevention
    3) Promote Jobs and Opportunity
    4) Improve the NOPD
    5) Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods

    NOLA FOR LIFE was fueled by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in partnership with public safety and public health experts and local service providers.


    NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

    Midnight Basketball focuses on providing safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball.

    Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball is free of charge and open to males over 16 years old.

    The seventh season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball will begin in Summer 2014

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    Dollar for dollar. The City of New Orleans is matching your tax-deductible donations to the Nola For Life Fund, up to $250,000.