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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

Early Childhood Learning Resources in Wayne County

Early Childhood Learning Resources in Wayne County

Early childhood education is vital, and the first five years of life are crucial for brain development. Given this circumstance, parents must surround their children with the resources they need to fully learn and grow. Wayne County is full of those very resources....

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Workforce Initiative Program

Workforce Initiative Program

For our Employability guest blog, Forward Wayne County asked Larry Young, Director of Teen and Workforce Development at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, to discuss the WIN program, a teen workforce development initiative. The WIN Program WIN is an acronym for...

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