This week on Community Tides, Chris and Siobhan have a conversation with serial entrepreneur and problem-solver Ben Bauermeister, who was instrumental in starting one of the largest undertakings of his non-profit career – The Connected Student Initiative. The project’s goal is to ensure that students from low-income families find ways to connect to the internet. It’s a big challenge in rural regions with larger low-income populations. The times we live in have created the urgency to connect these students and their homes. The Initiative weaves the search for technological solutions with the resources of the community at large, with project volunteers, and with our school administrators.