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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The city of Baltimore had a rough year. They heard about Usher’s New Look, so we partnered up with one of their high schools to bring hope back to the students through our Music Industry Leadership 101 curriculum, which shows youth future career possibilities through a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry. Then we took it […]

On May 16th, Usher’s New Look’s James Harris, program Alumni and Digital Program Strategy Manager, and Myles Harlan, Mogul in Training student at Vanderbilt University, represented our organization at the annual OPPI Festival in New York City. James Harris told the story of his journey from New Look program participant to board member, then spoke […]

On Monday morning, New Look celebrated the opening of our new office in Atlanta with a delightful open house event. Partners and friends came out for breakfast and networking. Mogul in Training youth, Lisa Rozier, Kamera Cobb and Larnell Ellison, as well as alum and staff, James Harris, shared stories of their success through the […]

On October 7, New Look partnered with the Ford Fund to host a STEAM Day (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) for 200 Detroit Public School students.  The students were introduced to a variety of professionals and potential careers in the STEAM industry such as coding and computer programming, biology, music, and medical disciplines.  New Look Academy and MIT […]