Ben Falik is Chief Program Officer at Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit. A metro-Detroit native, Ben founded Summer in the City (summerinthecity.com) in 2002 to make it “fun, flexible and fulfilling” for young volunteers to “paint, plant and play.” Ben has a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from Columbia University, where he was the food editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator and the Hooker for Columbia Men’s Rugby. He has a JD and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. After practicing law, Ben served as the Detroit Director of Repair the World, where he led a team of Fellows, developed diverse partnerships and managed a community space — all in pursuit of Repair the World’s mission of making service a defining part of American Jewish life. He was Corporate Social Responsibility Lead at FCA US, where he managed the Motor Citizens, the company-wide employee volunteer program and supported the FCA Foundation’s grantmaking. Ben writes a monthly column for the Detroit Jewish News.