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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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Bus Attendant (PT)

Employer Will Discuss

Must be able to speak and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must possess basic computational ability. Physical Demands
Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10°F) and kitchens (+110°F), possibly for one hour or more.

Experience required

No prior experience required. Public contact experience desired. Licenses or Certificates Not applicable. 

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515097

Fry Cook

Depends on Experience

Grill, cook, and fry foods such as Chicken, fish, and/or Fries.  Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables. Restock kitchen supplies, rotate food, and stamp the time and date on food in coolers.

Experience required

One year related experience

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #527458

Banquet Houseperson


Responsible for setting and cleaning banquet facilities for functions in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Prior Banquet/Convention Service Operation experience preferred.

Experience required

No experience needed

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Job #517085