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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

Richmond Meltdown – Wayne County’s Winter Ice Festival

Richmond Meltdown – Wayne County’s Winter Ice Festival

The Richmond Meltdown Festival, presented by 3 Rivers, is entering its tenth year in 2023, and continues to draw in crowds from all over the State. But what exactly can you expect to find at the Meltdown Festival? Read on to learn more. History of the Meltdown Since...

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The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

It's the end of the year! What better gift to give this December than volunteering your time, talent, and treasures with a local nonprofit? Forward Wayne County is focused on Volunteering this month. Today's blog post focuses on some of the benefits of volunteering...

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