Ben Falik is the co-founder of Summer in the City, a Detroit nonprofit that has mobilized over 100,000 hours of service in Detroit since 2002. Ben graduated with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and holds a graduate degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. In 2004, Ben graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Urban Studies. He is an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University, where he teaches a course in Service Learning: Living Detroit, and the University of Michigan, where he teaches Topics in Public Policy: Volunteerism. Ben is a columnist for Red Thread Magazine and a community correspondent for Street Beat on the CW50.