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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

55 %

reduction in group or gang-member invovled murders since 2011

10,600

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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Janitor

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$9.53/hr.
Duties

This position performs general custodial services in customer locations or other assigned area(s), including cleaning and detailing conference rooms, offices, cafeteria, courthouses, classrooms, government facilities and common areas. This includes using proper materials and methods to assure facilities are clean and free of safety hazards. Knowledge of custodial practices, equipment, supplies and procedures, and the ability to perform quality work in a safe manner are required.

Experience required

The qualified candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skill necessary to work well in a team oriented working environment. The ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities are required.

Education required
No Minimum Education Requirement

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Recruiter

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$44,669.00/Year
Duties

Will recruit, interview and recommend placement of administrative, clerical, technical and allied health profession positions for urban hospital. In this regard, will develop effective working relationships with all internal and external constituencies; conduct strategy meetings with hiring managers to identify expectations, clarify processes and provide regular updates; create a communication plan that promotes partnerships for acquiring the necessary talent; consult with management to identify and recommend the most qualified candidates; extend offers to selected candidates; communicate hiring process requirements to candidates following acceptance; may arrange for relocation; maintain effective personnel-advertising program; keep management informed of developments with regard to wages, salaries, employee benefits, general personnel policies, and HR and medically related regulations.

Experience required

None Required

Education required
Master's Degree in Healthcare Management

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Shirt Presser

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$10.00
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Work Schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, however, some days depending on the work load and deadlines getting out hours might vary.

Experience required

No experience needed will train. 

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