On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation partnered with UNL to host one of UNL’s day-long Powered by Service (PBS) Leadership Trainings for 220 Atlanta High School Students at the Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center. Powered by Service is a one-day intensive peer-to-peer leadership training that teaches students how to identify their “spark” or passion, create their […]

Atlanta, GA, February 23, 2016– This Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Usher’s New Look Organization are hosting a Powered by Service Leadership Training for 220 Atlanta High School Students! Chris “Ludacris” Bridges gives back to his local Atlanta community with a “Powered by Service” Leadership Training workshop delivered by Usher’s New Look […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

This past July, during the live auction at UNL’s United to Ignite Awards luncheon (hosted by our good friend LUDACRIS!), our partner Travelers committed to sponsoring two Powered by Service leadership trainings in the city of Baltimore, MD. Next week, January 26 and 27, our peer trainers will be live at NAF Academy and Excel Academy starting the “spark” for 350 new […]

January 7th and 8th, the Usher’s New Look peer trainers took to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, GA to train and certify another 120 9th grade students in our Powered by Service leadership curriculum, a 1-day in-school intensive experiential training that teaches students how to excel in talent, education, career and service. The 120 youth trained this […]

Top DISD students to get career advice By Holly Haber January 12, 2016 Top-performing students at eight Dallas Independent School District high schools will get college and career advice at a fair Wednesday organized by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the University of Texas at Dallas. The event will kick off with a pep […]

Hi! My name is Maricella Ramos. I am freshman college student at Philadelphia University majoring in fashion merchandising and marketing. I joined the Usher’s New Look Moguls in Training program this year, after my mom and I won a trip to New Look’s United to Ignite Awards fundraising event through Chideo.com. We got to meet Usher and learned […]

This is what the holidays are all about: Being One World, Powered by Service! Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students recently teamed up with the Care More organization and artists from Image Gallery NYC to spark change in their community by making over 100 lunches and care packages for the homeless. Then, they took to […]

This week, UNL Atlanta high school Leadership Academy students were gathered at UNL headquarters and started talking about what happened this past weekend in Paris. They had a lot to say about Isis and what to do with refugees who want to come to the United States. They had some strong viewpoints, but they were all pretty much on […]

Rashad Cain joined UNL Atlanta when he was in the 8th grade. Today, he is a graduate of Georgia State University with plans to go onto grad school. As a peer trainer for Usher’s New Look, Rashad was afforded the opportunity to travel to China in 2013 with other UNL students. On the trip, he […]

Jasmine Elliott is a freshman UNL Atlanta Mogul in Training studying fashion design at Savannah College of Art and Design! She is an entrepreneur with a heart for incorporating philanthropy into her business strategy. Recently, she represented New Look alongside UNL Alum, Brandon Hamilton, at the United Nations and Global Citizen’s Global Goals and Human […]

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 […]

10/05/15 Update! Check out the photo gallery below from Alexus and Jakayla’s event on campus at Tuskegee. It was a huge success! It’s so awesome to see our students taking the lead on big issues like climate change. Alexus, from UNL Atlanta, is in her first year as a first generation college student thanks to […]

200 youth from Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA are now certified in Powered by Service leadership training. A total of 100 students, 25 from each grade level, will matriculate into the Usher’s New Look Leadership Academy. In addition to being invited to join UNL Atlanta’s bi-monthly “Academy” meetings held on Saturdays at Emory University, […]

When we Unite to Ignite, amazing things can happen. As we remember September 11th, here is an INCREDIBLE story from a flight attendant on Delta Flight 15, written following the 9/11 attacks. On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic . All of a […]

10 Years ago, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans,  Usher ignited a movement to help rebuild the city. Through his nonprofit organization, Usher’s New Look, Usher immediately engaged volunteers on the grounds. Following the aftermath, Usher’s New Look gathered other entertainers including Alicia Keys, T.I and Young Jeezy for a ‘Project Restart Concert’ held in Atlanta, which […]

If you believe what you see in the media, our young people are doomed. They don’t care about important issues. They don’t get out and vote. Their generation is fighting, bullying and killing each other each and every single day. They’re more concerned with Instagram likes and when the next pair of Jordan’s will come […]