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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 Grant Opportunities

High quality child care is essential for the future of Wayne County. When our children are properly prepared for school, they are more likely to succeed! Many organizations across Indiana and beyond offer grants to help our child care providers continue doing what...

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The Need of Early Childhood Education

The Need of Early Childhood Education

Forward Wayne County is focused on Early Childhood Success this month. We asked Dani Arthur, founder and executive director of Oak Park Early Learning Academy, to write about the importance of early childhood education in Wayne County! I absolutely love that Forward...

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