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Spark Story: Kim McMillian

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact Meet Kim McMillian: a woman whose life was ravaged by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina as a youth. However, with the help of Usher’s New […]

Spark Story: Tony Betton, Jr.

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact Meet Tony Betton, Jr.:  a former UNL scholar who was able to beat the odds with the help and support he received from Usher’s New […]

Spark Story: Ammon Lyle

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact Meet Ammon Lyle: an Usher’s New Look alum passionate about giving back and building more African American content creators to help diversify his industry.  Ammon’s […]

Spark Story: Terez Chapman

Celebrating 20 years of Impact If you know Terez Chapman then you know how Usher’s New Look strives to help students identify and develop their spark (passion). Whether someone’s spark […]

The Overhead Myth

Are you a charitable person? If yes, there are a few things you should know about nonprofit overhead. What you think it financially takes to run a nonprofit is probably […]

More Than a Marketer

As we work hard to find ways to stay in control as our lives change right in front of our eyes, it’s important to remember to focus on the core […]

A “New Look” on Graduation

It wasn’t long ago that I remember heading to Hobby Lobby with just under $20.00 to purchase decorations for my graduation cap. Although a natural hat lover, this hat was […]

Investing in the Educational Needs of our Youth During a Pandemic

As we are faced with this new normal, our organization went from filling our youth spaces with the chatter and energy of high school students to connecting via Zoom (a […]

Financial Literacy Month

This month we are focusing on Financial Literacy at UNL. UNL provides financial literacy training to our students through online courses, partner school engagement, and Spark Center events across the country. […]

On the Town with NYC

Usher’s New Look New York has been on tons of adventures the past month, even traveling to DC. Through our programs, youth get opportunities for practical, cultural and historical experiences. […]

Follow the Money Tour

Usher’s New Look (UNL) hosted its inaugural “Follow the Money Tour” in Washington, DC, during the February 18th-21st mid-winter recess school break.  The tour, made possible by a grant from […]


On February 13, UNL NYC got a tour of the WeWork Montague Street space and heard from panelists – Janelle Stiell with Nickelodeon, Jermaine Buchannan with Everyday People, Kristen Rich […]

2019 MLK Day of Service

We had a total of 15 participants who helped serve at Brook Run Park, in Dunwoody, GA. We broke up into 3 groups to plant trees for the Trees Atlanta Organization. […]

Powered by Service

Powered By Service is a UNL program where businesses and UNL staff go into a school and conduct training sessions for middle or high school students. The program uses peer-to-peer […]