Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently teamed up with the NYPD to create a mural that would help foster peace, compassion and community. Read the story and watch the News 12 clip below! WILLIAMSBURG – Some Brooklyn police officers and local children joined forces to create a mural at the 90th Precinct in […]

Five UNL Atlanta Leadership Academy students (and 1 parent!) are “SPARKED” to pursue careers in acting thanks to Usher’s New Look, actress Natalia Livingston and the Actor Boutique. In October, Usher’s New Look teamed up with a new partner, the Actor Boutique, to provide a unique career exposure opportunity for Atlanta high school students. The Actor Boutique, a program founded by […]

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 […]

We have a new word to describe the students we’re developing at UNL: Disruptivators.  It’s a mix of being a disruptor and an innovator. Disruptivators are the next generation of leaders who will shake things up with their unconventional and unprecedented ideas. They’re the kind of leaders who will usher in a better future for us all. Martin Luther King Jr. was a disruptivator, […]

New Look focuses on helping students excel in talent, education and career, but the thing that sets us apart from other afterschool programs is our service component called Powered by Service. Usher believes service is what makes a good leader great, so, students are taught to use their passion and potential to make a difference in […]