Ben Falik
Manager of Detroit Service Initiatives, Repair the World

Ben is the Manager of Detroit Service Initiatives for Repair the World. In 2002, he co-founded Summer in the City, a Detroit nonprofit that mobilized over 100,000 hours of service in Detroit. Ben graduated with a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Masters of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. In 2004, Ben received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia University, where he was food editor of the Columbia Spectator and hooker for the men's rugby team. He is an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State (Service Learning: Living Detroit) and the University of Michigan (Topics in Public Policy: Volunteerism). Ben is a columnist for Red Thread Magazine and community correspondent for Street Beat on the CW50. He lives with his wife, small children and large dog in Huntington Woods.