Sophia Bush Dishes On The One Teacher That Changed Her LifePosted by Jess on August 21, 2013
Category: News & Gossip
A replacement backpack, a shiny new pair of shoes…even if you’re not going back to school, you’ve been conditioned to treat this time of year with that “life makeover” mentality. Same goes for schools, though, too — and even if you aren’t directly involved in your alma mater’s day-to-days, you can still make sure that its current kids have something new on the first day of school. How? Target is donating up to $5 million to the schools across the country you deem to be the most worthy of some extra funds — and led by Sophia Bush, La La Anthony, Gabrielle Douglas, and others, this initiative will let you give your favorite institutions a shout-out.
Says Bush, “The crisis that kids here in America are facing, with so much funding being cut in schools, has been so hard to watch, and can feel even harder to fight. Having a company like Target step up and choose to make a difference like this is so incredible. They are on track to give $1 — yes, billion with a B! — to education by 2015. That’s an incredible thing.”
For Bush, who graduated from the Westridge School for Girls in Pasedena, California, she credits her high school English teacher for being the one teacher that mattered most to her. “[Mr. Goss] was so vibrant and honest and inspiring. He taught me, and so many other kids, how to really analyze a story — to appreciate structure and creativity. His class changed the way I look at, and experience, stories. It’s affected my whole career.”
Got a school you think it worthy of some good news? Vote for your pick on Target’s Facebook page. When a school receives 25 votes, Target will donate $1 for every subsequent vote, with a maximum donation of $10,000 a school. You’ve got until September 21 (or until the $5 million runs out!) to show your support.
Partners Episode CapturesPosted by Jess on April 13, 2013
Category: Gallery Updates, Site Updates
Screen Captures of all 6 aired episodes of the show have been added to the Gallery.
CBS scraps new comedy “Partners”Posted by Jess on November 18, 2012
Category: Partners, TV News
CBS is pulling the plug on its freshman comedy, “Partners,” starring Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh.
The series aired Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET and debuted to 6.6 million viewers this fall with a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. But the numbers have been struggling ever since, falling to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating.
In its place this Monday will be a rerun of “Two and a Half Men.”
Deadline first reported the news on Friday, noting that the series would be canceled immediately.
Stars of the series have already posted about their disappointment on Twitter:
Sadly, it is so. What a fun run it has been. I love @michaelurie @davekrumholtz @brandonjrouth so much. Our producers. Our crew. Thank u all
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 16, 2012
Magazine ScansPosted by Jess on October 27, 2012
Category: Gallery Updates, Site Updates
 Emmy Issue 5 – 2012
 People October 2011
Style Scoop: Sophia Bush for Warby ParkerPosted by Jess on
Category: Charities, News & Gossip
Cool eyewear purveyor, Warby Parker is teaming up with Sophia Bush. The Partners star and ambassador for Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on education – has partnered with Warby Parker to create two limited edition frames to benefit the organization.
Both pairs of unisex specs feature amber-colored lenses and will be available on the company’s site for $90 — $30 of which will be donated to Pencils for Promise. The cherry on this charitable sundae is that Warby Parker will also donate eyewear to someone in need for every pair of shades purchased through its Buy a Pair, Give a Pair Program.
Partners (CBS) – Sophia Bush InterviewPosted by Jess on September 13, 2012
Category: Partners, TV News
Do the Impossible with Pencils of PromisePosted by Jess on August 10, 2012
New campaign offers scholarships, Grand Prize trip to Guatemala with Sophia Bush and Foster the People’s Mark Foster
LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2012) –Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to increasing access to quality education in the developing world, announces today the official launch of the Impossible Ones, a campaign built by the spirit of generation that thrives on achieving what’s labeled as “impossible”, The initiative mobilizes people to create fundraisers linked to personal challenges and goals like conquering a physical challenge, overcoming a fear, or pledging a birthday or milestone in an effort to help Pencils of Promise reach its own goal of building 100 schools in 2012.
“When you join the Impossible Ones, you are taking action to enhance the lives of others by giving them access to education and improving your own life in the process,” explains Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun. “PoP is building a community of people who want to take on meaningful personal challenges and provide opportunities to children worldwide.”
The Impossible Ones was kicked off with the support of Celebrity Ambassador Sophia Bush, who pledged to reach $30,000 for her 30th birthday and ultimately raised over $60,000 to build two schools in the village of Guadalupana, Guatemala. Other campaign supporters include Bush’s co-star Michael Urie from the upcoming CBS series “Partners,” and Foster the People’s Mark Foster, who surprised Bush with a $10,000 donation to her fund raiser.
“On the impact trip I took with Pencils of Promise to Guadalupana, what struck me immediately was just how high need the community is,” recalls Sophia Bush. “And that’s where my Impossible came from. Could I raise the money to build a school?”
The top fundraiser will receive a Grand Prize trip to join Sophia Bush and Mark Foster as they visit the schools in Guatemala funded by Bush’s birthday campaign.
“I woke up one morning with this exact issue on my heart – education for children living in poverty stricken places that can’t afford the fundamental supplies to run a proper school,” says Mark Foster. “It’s amazing how a little can go a long way and change the course of someone’s life. Education is a game changer.”
Students who sign up and start their own fund raiser will be entered to win $500 scholarships. Additionally, each student who raises more than $1000 will be entered to win a full scholarship valued up to $23,750 to sail on Semester at Sea, a global comparative study abroad program that offers educational voyages around the world. The winner will have the opportunity to visit up to 15 destinations and earn 9-15 college credits from the University of Virginia for transfer to their home university on a fall, spring, or summer voyage.
Pencils of Promise followed Sophia Bush and three other Ambassadors this summer as they launched their own Impossible challenges in the name of global education for all. To view their stories, visit ImpossibleOnes.org.
? As part of his speaking tour, best-selling author and motivational speaker Dr. Sean Stephenson is pledging to raise $25,000 to build a school. Sean, who was born with what is commonly known as “brittle bones disease,” has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Oprah, and more to share his message about not letting your circumstances limit life’s possibilities.
? Seventeen year old Denver high school student Kennedy Donnelly embarked on a cross country bike trip to build a classroom, starting in Seaside, Oregon and ending August 15th in New York City.
? Joel Runyon is pledging to run an ultra marathon in October 2012 to rally the Impossible HQ community to do something impossible of their own and raise $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala.”
Over 61 million children live without access to education. The Impossible Ones will run until Pencils of Promise’s birthday, October 31. To learn more, visit ImpossibleOnes.org.
About Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Founded in 2008, Pencils of Promise has broken ground on over 70 schools in Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. We are committed to the Impossible challenge of 100 schools by the end of 2012. Learn more at www.pencilsofpromise.org.