This month, Atlanta Academy Youth, Tony Betton, graduated with a 3.7 GPA from the Fine Arts Magnet Program At Mount Zion High School. Way to go T-Rep! We are so excited to see what incredible things you do next as an MIT at Georgia State. Check out Tony’s blog below to hear how participating in Usher’s New […]

On Saturday, year three Milwaukee Academy student, Imani Smith, year two student, Tramaim Chaney, and MITS, Markeita Bratcher and Quentin Scott, participated in the Cease Fire Week Gun Violence Walk in Milwaukee. The event included a gun buy back program put on by The Milwaukee Police Department. “This was an awesome thing to be a part […]

Hey UNL Fam! Just wanted to share a little about my recent trip to Los Angeles! I was in L.A for business and I was able to hang out with some family and friends. I also was given the GREAT opportunity to attend a live taping of The Voice! Watching the live production was amazing, […]

 Each year, New Look honors and recognizes the diverse ways individuals, organizations and corporations are empowering youth as leaders and change agents around the world. The 2014 President’s Circle Awards and 15th Year Celebration was more than a luncheon – it was an opportunity to confront the education crisis, unite and take action. By bringing […]

Rock & Roll Academy and UNL Programs Launch in Polk County “When I was a kid growing up I was scared a lot. My parents moved frequently so I had to change schools quite a few times. I got beat up and picked on because I was new and because I was a good kickball […]

Two New Programs Starting at McLaughlin Middle School This Fall LAKE WALES | Students at McLaughlin Middle and Fine Arts Academy got a peak at a musical future Thursday and today with a little help from a Grammy winner’s foundation. James Harris, board member of R&B singer Usher’s New Look Foundation, and Shanti Das, a […]

R&B singer Usher’s music leadership program debuts in Wake County WENDELL — A presentation punctuated by impromptu rap battles introduced Wendell Middle School eighth-graders on Wednesday to a new Wake County program — backed by R&B star Usher — that looks at careers in the music industry. The students got a taste of the Music Industry […]

Usher’s New Look Foundation (UNLF) recently partnered with Code.org and Microsoftto host an Hour of Code tutorial at Emory University Goizueta Business School. The program was designed as a Computer Science Education Week campaign to teach over 10 million kids nationwide how to create codes used throughout technology and software apps. Read more here: http://theburtonwire.com/2013/12/24/education/usher-microsoft-emory-u-code-org-partner-to-teach-kids-tech-code/

With new album “Looking For Myself” topping the charts, raising two sons, and being the mentor to Justin Bieber,  R&B singer Usher has still found time to mentor the future moguls of generation next.  His foundation “New Look”   gives aspiring youth a fresh perspective on business through a hands on experience  with Atlanta’s fortune 500 companies, and […]

Winning student teams from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania will provide pro-bono management consulting services to help Usher’s New Look and Goodwill Industries International meet growth and development goals as part of Accenture’s Management Consulting U.S. Innovation Challenge. Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11555883.htm

Mary-Pat Hector was fed up attending funerals of friends killed by guns. The 15-year-old from Lithonia is not the type to sit by and do nothing — she already is a leader in the Usher’s New Look Foundation, a youth mentoring organization, and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, which promotes civil rights. Mary-Pat […]

Thomas Springer became involved in Usher’s New Look as a Camp New Look attendee in 2006 when he was in a rising 9th grader. He remained dedicated to New Look throughout high school and college, and attributes the discovery of his passion for video production to his experiences within UNL. Tommy has interned with Cartoon […]

Percy Eddie is the Program Coordinator for Usher’s New Look Milwaukee. He is a graduate from Kansas State University and a former professional basketball player. As a Milwaukee native, Percy has worked with youth and families. In addition to his current role with New Look, he serves as recreation supervisor for Milwaukee public schools. After […]

Michael Broughton is principal and founder of Atlanta CFO Services, Inc., which provides interim and outsourced CFO and Controller services primarily to organizations in the Atlanta area.  He has extensive experience in establishing start-up infrastructures and funding, strategic introductions and financial oversight.  Prior to starting Atlanta CFO Services in 1992, Mr. Broughton served in the […]

Tony Luigs is Vice President of Finance-Financial Planning and Analysis for The Home Depot. In 2005, he joined the Home Depot as Senior Director, Business Valuation where he assisted Home Depot in their acquisition strategy as well as closing 40+ deals worth over $10B. He was then promoted to VP Finance Services where he had […]

Cory L. Nettles is the Founder and Managing Director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a private equity fund focused on buyouts and providing growth capital to small businesses and lower-middle market companies in the upper Midwest. Nettles also is Of Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP in the Corporate Services and Government Relations groups. Nettles […]

It’s not every day you hear the words “Welcome to Shanghai,” especially not a 19-year-old girl from inner-city Milwaukee. This past May, I had the opportunity to travel to Shanghai and Hong Kong with Usher’s New Look Foundation, a leadership program that I’ve been involved with since my junior year in high school. A program that has given me […]

Iconic recording artist and performer Usher Raymond IV has been delivering genre-defining music for over 15 years. The Tennessee native best known for his fluid voice and dynamic dance moves has also acted in a wide variety of film, television and stage productions including a Broadway run in 2006 as Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning […]

Virgil Roberts is currently the managing partner of Bobbitt & Roberts, a law firm which he helped form. Mr. Roberts is also the co-creator of UCLA’s African American Studies Center. Mr. Roberts has a background in the entertainment industry as he previously formed the law firm of Manning & Roberts, which represented a number of […]