Michael Vole is a young Israeli public servant. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, he attended the School of Arts and the Daled High School, where he graduated with honors. Michael was an active scout and later served five and a half years in the IDF as a Lieutenant Commander in the Haman Talpiyot elite program of the intelligence corps. He has worked in the Prime Minister's office with the cabinet secretary. Currently, Michael is the Founder and Director of the Young Adults Unit of the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, one of the youngest cities in the world. His mission is to make Tel Aviv a world-class city. Michael is also a Co-founder of Mitpakdim, a grassroots NGO that promotes participation in political parties. He was active in programs such as the YPL of the Peres Center and was invited to lecture at conferences such as WING. Michael has a B.A. in law and the humanities (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.Three years ago, the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo was hardly aware of the fact that 35% of Tel-Avivians are young adults (ages 18-35). In the early stages, Michael’s work focused on bringing this fact to the awareness of the municipality so that for the first time in Israel, a strategic plan would be created specifically regarding its young citizens. This led to the establishment of a unit for young adults. By the end of 2013, Michael’s unit will employ more than 15 people, manage three young adult centers and run different projects around the city, serving thousands of young residents every year. In addition to employment services and a platform for artists, Michael’s work focuses on promoting civic engagement among young people and creating a better ecosystem for emerging young social entrepreneurs. These centers and services are innovative in that they provide a bridge between local government and the city’s young residents while creating platforms for change.