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WHAT IS FORWARD WAYNE COUNTY?

Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that serves as a catalyst for change in Wayne County, Indiana. We are also a community development arm of the Wayne County Foundation.

Our role as backbone support is a critical condition for collective impact. In fact, the lack of a strong backbone is the number one reason that collective impact initiatives fail.

Our goal is to support a county-wide collective effort to attract, develop, and retain a highly competitive workforce to meet the current and future needs of our area businesses and industries.

Wondering what Collective Impact is?  Don’t worry, we wrote all about it in our article, Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County.

OUR IMPACT

Measuring what matters, this information helps decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities.

OUR PEOPLE

Improving the lives of our Wayne County residents through education and development.

OUR COMMUNITY

Improving our environment, neighborhoods, and the quality of life for our Wayne County residents.

OUR RESOURCES

Access useful guides, tools, and resources for service providers, community organizations, and partners.

On the Blog

Wayne County History Inspires Pride in Place

Wayne County History Inspires Pride in Place

Forward Wayne County invited Karen Shank-Chapman, the Executive Director of the Wayne County Historical Museum to share her thoughts on arts and culture and how it can inspire pride in place. Here are her thoughts: There are many reasons why our history can inspire...

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Getting Ahead in Your Career

Getting Ahead in Your Career

This month, we are focused on Employability. Wayne County has countless options for bettering yourself, with plenty of career and training opportunities available. Let’s take a look at some of them below: Career Opportunities For those looking to start a career, Wayne...

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