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 […]

Thanks to Chick-Fil-A for sponsoring our Café here at UNL.  We sincerely appreciate the support!

Our Atlanta students spent a day at the Capitol and met with Governor Deal in early February.  The day included a review of capitol careers and government 101. We heard from some of our elected officials, got to observe our Senate in action and participated in a mock committee discussion HB 673, Motor vehicles: prohibit […]

Usher attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in late January.  The Forum is a non-profit established in 1971 committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation.  The annual forum is attended by leaders and influencers worldwide.  This year Usher attended and was interviewed by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin where he […]

Thanks to our partner Suntrust Bank, we launched our 2018 “Money Talks” speaker series in February.  The series engages UNL Academy students, social media platform viewers, and panelists from various professional backgrounds in an empowering dialogue on financial topics.  The talks help develop financial literacy, empower students with tools to make informed financial decisions and expose students to various […]

In Atlanta our students and staff honored Martin Luther King Day by starting our day at the Breman Museum where we participated in the No Place for Hate Summit.  That afternoon we attended a special exhibit at the Atlanta History Center featuring key historical events and interactive displays and activities.  It has long been our […]

On January 4, 2018, Courtney Copeland, a Galloway School senior and UNL Leadership Academy student, was named as a Posse Scholar Recipient. Courtney will receive a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship to attend George Washington University where she wants to study Biology with a minor in Journalism. Courtney heard about the scholarship originally from Breakthrough Atlanta, and […]

In January, Atara Cummings was named the Fall ’17 Disruptivator Leader of the Year. Atara is a Freshman at Pebblebrook High School and received a perfect grade in Ms. Shani Moore’s (UNL Alum) Leadership Academy Seminar. After participating in Seminar, Atara boasted, “UNL has taught me leadership skills and helped me to develop my talents […]

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 […]

Usher’s New Look recently hosted two music industry pop-up workshops for Atlanta high school and college students with sparks, or passions, around music. Students were exposed to a wide variety of careers related to the music industry. The workshops, conducted by some of Atlanta’s hottest industry professionals, provided students with information vital to starting their careers. […]

1. Why did you decide to join Usher’s New Look? What are your career goals and how do you plan to achieve them? I chose to join UNL to be involved with other individuals like myself. I used to believe I was “weird”, but after joining UNL I viewed my skills and hobbies in a […]

Usher’s New Look and Points of Light are teaming up this National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017.  Find a project near you by searching the many volunteer events happening nationwide at Sign up to volunteer at any of our three Atlanta service projects below, and you just might see our Founder, Usher Raymond IV! He will […]

Join us on Mondays as we celebrate the incredible college students who make up our Moguls in Training program. This week, meet Brenda Khor, a Mogul in Training from Atlanta, GA, who is in her Senior year at the College of Wooster. To learn learn more about Brenda’s experience in the program, read her interview […]

The new Usher’s New Look Spark Center continues to offer exciting new curriculum for New Look Atlanta high school and college students. One new offering, a 10-week Start Up Business Workshop taught by Mr. Daraka Satcher, is introducing students who have a “spark” for entrepreneurship to a blueprint for how to start their own business. Through […]

Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently led a service project in conjunction with the Precious Dreams Foundation. The collaboration provided foster children with comfort items to help them focus on their dreams including pajamas, slippers, socks, plush items and books.  New Look students led an arts & crafts project where they helped the children […]

At Usher’s New Look, we focus on exposing students to careers that match their “spark”, or passion. On Tuesday, February 21st, Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy students from various high schools throughout the Greater Atlanta area attended a legislative careers day at the Georgia State Capitol. The day consisted of New Look students getting a chance to […]