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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

What Can You Do to Support Early Childhood Development?

What Can You Do to Support Early Childhood Development?

Pat Heiny and Nancy Green share insights and tips on working with birth to five populations, and their work with The Early Childhood Coalition: The Early Childhood Coalition for Wayne County Kids brings together any organization or person who works with, supports,...

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Environment and Forward Wayne County

Environment and Forward Wayne County

Why is the environment one of Forward Wayne County’s focus areas? The short answer is because it’s important. The long answer is that good environmental practices in a community makes it stand out. It is important to attracting and retaining residents. It’s also a key...

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