Want to make a change in the world? Invest in the next generation! On July 12th, Usher’s New Look gathered over 100 potential investors for the first-ever sneak peek of the UNL Spark Center, a new career and entrepreneurship incubator coming to Atlanta, GA, where underserved high school and college students will become disruptive innovators who follow their passions, or […]

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 […]

This past July, Usher’s New Look hosted an online donation contest in partnership with Chideo.com, auctioning off a chance to win a trip to our United to Ignite Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, complete with an Usher meet and greet experience. For every donation received, funds went to support UNL programming. After the contest, Chideo decided […]

At orientation for the Usher’s New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy, President & CEO, Yvette Cook, asked high school students ‘Why are you here?’ This is what they had to say. Thank you to our each guest speaker who spoke on our four pillars panel! Talent, Entertainer QT Jazz Education, UNL Atlanta Senior Mogul in Training, Kamera Cobb Career, […]

When we met Melvin Taylor last year as an 8th grader during one of our Powered by Service trainings, he told us about his unique passion for baking. Going around the room, he shyly told us that in his spare time he enjoys cooking food for his family. His favorite dish to make? Crème brûlée! That day, we […]

On Saturday morning, New Look Atlanta Leadership Academy Youth, Zhane Simpkins (Senior, Tri Cities High School) and Melvin Taylor (Freshman, McNair High School) represented Usher’s New Look at the Fourth Annual Mentor Walk, hosted at Georgia State University. Hundreds of students from across the Atlanta metropolitan area from various school systems including Dekalb County, Atlanta […]

Melvin Taylor just started his New Look journey and his first year of high school in Atlanta! He is fresh to our programs and eager to learn how to achieve his goal of becoming a Chef when he grows up. Get to know him below! When and how did you discover New Look? Last year, when […]