Usher’s New Look New York has been on tons of adventures the past month, even traveling to DC. Through our programs, youth get opportunities for practical, cultural and historical experiences. Here are just a few events they have enjoyed over the past month.   “Follow the Money Tour” Our 10th and 11th grade youth went […]

Usher’s New Look (UNL) hosted its inaugural “Follow the Money Tour” in Washington, DC, during the February 18th-21st mid-winter recess school break.  The tour, made possible by a grant from SunTrust Foundation, is part of UNL’s Financial Literacy training infused into the organization’s Powered By Service (8th grade), Leadership Academy (grades 9-12) and Moguls-In-Training (college/postsecondary) […]

On February 13, UNL NYC got a tour of the WeWork Montague Street space and heard from panelists – Janelle Stiell with Nickelodeon, Jermaine Buchannan with Everyday People, Kristen Rich with Fox Sports, Michael McConnell with Mastermind Connect, Syreta Oglesby with SJO PR & Consultancy, and Qimmah Saafir with Hannah Magazine. We had a great […]

We had a total of 15 participants who helped serve at Brook Run Park, in Dunwoody, GA. We broke up into 3 groups to plant trees for the Trees Atlanta Organization. Kamera and I were able to capture some of the best moments of the service project (SEE PHOTOS BELOW). The students fought through the cold weather and […]

                          Powered By Service is a UNL program where businesses and UNL staff go into a school and conduct training sessions for middle or high school students. The program uses peer-to-peer interactions and highlights the benefits of servant leadership combined with enhancing talent, […]

Throughout the spring, @UshersNewLook Spark Center and Muungano collaborated with TED-Ed Club. The TED-Ed Program works with youth to help them “Identify Their Passion, Choose Their Idea and Start Talking” to change the world. The participants utilize the Russell Stokes Family Foundation Spark Tank to ideate and brainstorm their ideas and gather for a healthy […]

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Exhibit Gray took on Atlanta with riveting conversation, stunning art and phenomenal music while raising money for Usher’s New Look Foundation. The Exhibit Gray event provided a platform for presentation and proper discussion of society’s “gray” areas and how to navigate the “mind of a winner.” The conversation piece was […]

From @UshersNewLook for #BlackHistoryMonth  “When I was younger there was something in me. I had passion. I may not have known what I was going to do with that passion, but there was something-and I still feel it. It’s this little engine that roars inside of me and I just want to keep going and going.” – […]

#BlackHistoryMonth @UshersNewLook we continue to honor men and women who have made significant contributions that impact our lives. Tonight @HBCURising Tell Them We Are Rising – The Story of Black Colleges and Universities Premiers on PBS. The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) remains largely unknown. This latest documentary from Stanley […]

  #BlackHistoryMonth @ushersnewlook It wasn’t until 2002 that an African American won a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Bobsledder VONETTA FLOWERS became the first black person to win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Her track coach from when she was 9 years old was at the finish […]

February is Black History Month and we at Usher’s New Look will celebrate Black history by focusing on the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.  We celebrate people and events that have influenced the course of our lives.  To start with, let’s look at the history of Black History Month. CARTER G. WOODSON, […]

Today, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday, Usher’s New Look continues our tradition of getting involved in our communities. This year in Atlanta we are participating in two different events: the No Place for Hate Summit at the Breman Museum and the Atlanta History Center. #MLK #Disruptivators

It’s a brand new year and a time when most American’s pause to evaluate what is working in their lives, what they want more or less of and how to make those changes happen in 2018. At UNL, our mission is to help under-served youth become successful leaders. We hope that part of your new […]

This Holiday Usher’s New Look is disrupting the season with random acts of service. Join us in the 12 Days of Disruptivation Holiday Challenge! Each day will represent a new challenge we invite you to join. As you complete each challenge share a post on social media, tag @UshersNewLook and nominate 2 friends to join […]

On July 20 & 21, 2017, three hundred youth leaders ages 17 to 24, from across the United States and around the world, gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the new SunTrust Park Atlanta Braves Stadium for the first annual Disruptive Innovation Summit, presented by Usher’s New Look and General Electric! Young thought leaders explored global […]

Check out this cool update from Justin Milner, an 11th grade UNL New York Leadership Academy student from Brooklyn, NY. In this blog, Justin shares a recent spark-starting experience when he got to meet his favorite dancers, the Les Twins! Way to go Justin. We are proud of your confidence and ability to network and […]

UNL brings together 300 youth Disruptivators to drive change! June 15, 2017 (Atlanta, GA) — Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV, is hosting the inaugural Disruptive Innovation Summit at the new SunTrust Park on July 20th and 21st. UNL’s focus is on transforming the lives of underserved youth by developing […]

Congratulations to Chental Song Bembry, a college student at Hampton University and member of Usher’s New Look’s Moguls in Training Program on her new journalism internship at ABC 2 Baltimore! Oprah Winfrey became a Baltimore news anchor at age 22, and it’s clear Chental is following right in her footsteps! Way to go! At such a young […]

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Harvard’s Transforming Teaching Initiative hosted Usher’s New Look at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The presentation, led by Ms. Yvette Cook, President, Usher’s New Look, and James Harris, Global Ambassador of Youth, Usher’s New Look, showcased How UNL Achieves 100% High School Graduation Rates with their Leadership Academy Participants. In it’s […]