A wise man named Steve Jobs once said, “If you work in your passion, you never work a day in your life.” At Usher’s New Look, this is our secret to developing the next generation of extraordinary leaders! Passion + Potential = Purpose. Our programs help students identify their “spark”, or the one thing that […]

Eighty-eight students are now aware of a passion and career pathway they never knew existed: Coding. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7th to 13th, eighty-eight Usher’s New Look high school Leadership Academy students across our chapter cities, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Detroit and Brooklyn, participated in Hour of Code workshops led by their college UNL peers. Each […]

Monday, December 14, 2015 One hundred executives and CEOs from top Atlanta corporations gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for an exclusive Metro Atlanta Chamber breakfast and conversation hosted by John Rice, Vice-Chairman of General Electric (GE), and Usher Raymond IV, Founder of Usher’s New Look (UNL), his sixteen-year-old nonprofit that develops youth from underserved communities […]

It’s Computer Science Education Week! Students all around the world are encouraged to try coding and become exposed to careers in technology.  At New Look, we’re hosting Hour of Code events for our high school Leadership Academy students in each of our cities: Atlanta, Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Detroit. Our goal is to have the most students from […]

Christina Smedley is the Director of Communications for Facebook Messenger App and the newest addition to our Board of Directors. Before that, she was the VP of Global Brand & Communications at PayPal. With such awesome jobs and experience, we had to get her advice to others on how to start their “spark”. Check it out […]

Christina Smedley is the Director of Communications at Facebook overseeing Messenger products. Formerly, she oversaw marketing, global brand and communications at PayPal since 2012. Prior to PayPal, Christina was global consumer marketing head of Edelman.

Hi! My name is Maricella Ramos. I am freshman college student at Philadelphia University majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing. I joined the Usher’s New Look Moguls in Training program this year, after my mom and I won a trip to New Look’s United to Ignite Awards fundraising event through Chideo.com. We got to meet Usher and learned […]

This is what the holidays are all about: Being One World, Powered by Service! Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently teamed up with the Care More organization and artists from Image Gallery NYC to spark change in their community by making over 100 lunches and care packages for the homeless. Then, they took to […]

Eleventh and 12th grade students from the Atlanta Leadership Academy participated in a college essay-writing workshop on Saturday November 7, 2015. The two-part program featured a panel of current students and recent graduates from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and The University of Georgia. “I really enjoyed speaking […]

WHAT IS THE UNL ‘SPARK Center’? We surveyed our students and found out 88% do not have a safe space that is conducive to learning after-school and on weekends, and they’re hungering for more experiential learning. So we created The Spark Center, a student-led, global meeting space for expanding, exploring and exposing young minds. A […]