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 www.AllForGood.org. 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 […]

NFL Veteran, husband of Kerry Washington, and friend of Usher’s, Nnamdi Asomugha, brought a group of high achieving high school students from his foundation to Atlanta recently for a week-long college tour trip. The group came by our headquarters to discuss their future college and career plans with our college student peer trainers. At first, the students […]

Usher’s New Look New York Leadership Academy students were recently invited to attend Usher’s event with TIDAL and Art for Amnesty, which featured,‘Chains’, his powerful new music video that addresses social injustice and police brutality. Read 11th grader Apple’s blog about it below! By Apple Badal, 11th Grade (Pictured above, Third from the left) Recently, I went to an art […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Attention college students! Would you like your school to host a discussion with TIDAL and Usher about Chains parts 1 & 2 and their message? It’s super simple to enter! Just share the link to the new chains video (www.tidal.com) with ‪#‎TIDALXChains on Twitter to nominate your college or university. Get all the rules here! […]

Monday, December 14, 2015 One hundred executives and CEOs from top Atlanta corporations gathered at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for an exclusive Metro Atlanta Chamber breakfast and conversation hosted by John Rice, Vice-Chairman of General Electric (GE), and Usher Raymond IV, Founder of Usher’s New Look (UNL), his sixteen-year-old nonprofit that develops youth from underserved communities […]

By UNL Brooklyn Leadership Academy Youth, D’Amonte Brown D’Amante Brown is an 11th grader from City Poly Tech High School who just joined the UNL Brooklyn chapter this week!  It hasn’t even been a week yet, and I already feel like the Usher’s New Look (UNL) Family has accepted me as their own. Throughout the […]

Usher’s New Look is proud to be the recipient of the Dave Pensado Educator Award for our first-ever, digital curriculum for high school students, Music Industry Leadership 101. The Pensado Awards took place on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The annual award show is the brainchild of Grammy winning mix […]

From American Graduate August 15, 2015 Although celebrities have often put their stature and acclaim to work in supporting worthy organizations, two famous men have now put their funding to work as well. Within the past week, singer Usher and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James have committed efforts to keep kids on the right path to success and graduating. […]

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 […]

The week of our 16th year celebration, the United to Ignite Awards, Usher hopped on The Bert Show to talk about Usher’s New Look. Click the link below to listen! https://audioboom.com/boos/3399525-usher-joins-the-show-to-talk-about-his-new-look-foundation 

“My goal is to keep doubling this number until The New Look Effect can be felt around the world.” -Usher Raymond IV Huffington Post August 4, 2015 Usher wants to improve high school dropout rates across the globe. The singer launched “Usher’s New Look” program with his mother, Jonetta Patton, in 1999 to increase high school graduation […]

ATLANTA — Superstar singer Usher celebrated a milestone this week when his Atlanta-based foundation turned 16 years old. Usher’s New Look Foundation has helped 25,000 young people turn their lives around. His students are paired with mentors from different professions and the children are encouraged to give back to their communities. “I kind of started […]

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 […]