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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

Mental Health is Health

Mental Health is Health

Forward Wayne County is continuing the February focus on Health and Wellness with a guest blogger. We asked Jess Przybysz, Director of Community Benefit and Engagement at Reid Health, to discuss the importance of our mental health and the role Reid Community Benefit...

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleeping may seem like one more thing people must do, but did you know it is a critical component of our overall health and wellness? It encompasses our mental and physical health and how we feel throughout the day.  Sometimes, getting a good night's sleep is...

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