Beth Rubenstein, the executive director of Out of Site Youth Arts Center is one of twelve community leaders chosen to receive a Koshland Award. A project of the San Francisco Foundation, the Koshland Program invests for 5 years in a particular neighborhood. Beginning in July, it will be focusing on the Excelsior, and Beth will have the opportunity to take on a leading role in community development in the neighborhood. The Koshland Award is deigned to connect local neighborhood leaders with the hope of encouraging collaboration on important community issues and projects. In particular, the award is given to “grassroots risk takers-those social innovators of bold spirit who accept the most stubborn neighborhood problems as a personal challenge and who work collaboratively to overcome them.” In doing so, the Koshland Program hopes to enable cooperation among diverse community members, aiming to collectively tackle the most pressing social issues in the region. Beth is honored to have been selected and is excited to represent Out of Site in this unique capacity.