Exposure is what we do best, and thanks to Facebook, twenty-three Usher’s New Look Academy youth leaders experienced a surreal career day at Facebook’s New York office last week. Students received a guided tour given by Corey Neaufville, Media Solutions Manager, a panel with Facebook employees and a Q&A session about college and career. An […]

Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2016– This Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Usher’s New Look Organization are hosting a Powered by Service Leadership Training for 220 Atlanta High School Students! Chris “Ludacris” Bridges gives back to his local Atlanta community with a “Powered by Service” Leadership Training workshop delivered by Usher’s New Look […]

On February 12, 2016 UNL Detroit partnered with Accenture for a career exposure day. Students learned how to decide which college best fits their vision and passion, the do’s and don’ts of social media posting, and each participated in individual mock interviews with the Accenture team. Accenture team member, Nick, told us, “This was my first […]

Ammon Lyle joined the UNL Milwaukee chapter at the beginning of 9th grade. His senior year of high school, Ammon received Usher’s UNCF scholarship, which afforded him a full-ride to Howard University. Today, he is a junior in college there studying Finance. This past summer, he completed a coveted internship at Goldman Sachs. Recently, he was invited […]

Thanks to Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Cagle, Irene Munn and Roy Neil, the students from UNL’s city-wide Atlanta Leadership Academy and the Pebblebrook High School In-School Academy had an amazing educational and career exposure experience last week. Students learned how state government operates, observed a portion of the Senate session, heard from representatives and lobbyists and participated in a mock […]

Mary-Pat Hector’s “sparks” are servant-minded leadership and disruptive innovation. She is a hands down a disruptivator; using her spark to be Powered by Service and create change. She started her first nonprofit at the age of ten. By the time she joined UNL at age 13, she was already a well-known activist and change agent in her hometown […]

Marvin Logan Jr. joined Usher’s New Look in 2006 as an attendee of Camp New Look in Atlanta, our former summer program, coming all the way from Warren, Ohio. Marvin has always has a SPARK for advocacy and leadership. He attended Kent State University where he was student body president. Today, he lives in Atlanta […]

Last week, we partnered with Get Schooled, a foundation started between Bill & Melinda Gates and Viacom that uses entertainment, digital media and star-power to empower and prepare students to graduate high school and make it to college! Our Founder, Usher, just happened to be in NYC to speak at the American Justice Summit and launch his new social justice video, […]

UNL Development Chair, Cammie Rice, hosted a phenomenal women’s empowerment high tea this month at the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta. Usher’s New Look was honored to be Cammie Rice’s featured nonprofit for the tea, which exposed influential women within Atlanta to Cammie’s history with UNL and our plans for launching the UNL Spark Lab, our first […]

Future Chef, Melvin, is one step closer to his dream thanks to Usher’s mom, Jonetta Patton! This month, Ms. Patton hosted a fundraising dinner at Davio’s Restaurant in Atlanta benefitting UNL. For every plate of lobster risotto sold (Ms. Patton’s favorite dish!), UNL received a donation towards our youth leadership programming. UNL President, Yvette Cook, Usher and Grace Raymond […]

Taylor Kathleen Dalton is officially the valedictorian of her senior class at Maynard Jackson HS! She has been accepted to Georgia Tech and will start there full-time in Fall 2016. Technically she will begin as a Junior, thanks to her dual enrollment credits from attending Atlanta Metropolitan State College and Georgia Tech as a high school student […]

DID YOU KNOW?? “Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!!! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American […]

Attention college students! Would you like your school to host a discussion with TIDAL and Usher about Chains parts 1 & 2 and their message? It’s super simple to enter! Just share the link to the new chains video (www.tidal.com) with ‪#‎TIDALXChains on Twitter to nominate your college or university. Get all the rules here! […]