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Getting Ahead in Your Career

Getting Ahead in Your Career

This month, we are focused on Employability. Wayne County has countless options for bettering yourself, with plenty of career and training opportunities available. Let’s take a look at some of them below: Career Opportunities For those looking to start a career, Wayne...

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Care Over Cash

Care Over Cash

For the month of August, Forward Wayne County is focused on Employability. We asked Wayne Williams, One Stop Operator for Eastern Indiana Works, to write a guest blog on the topic. It is probably time to stop assuming that all young people are lazy. After all, that...

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Mystery on Main

Mystery on Main

Wayne County is known for many things: jazz music, cruise control, the Overbeck sisters, and tin. I could go on. All of this innovation came from people that lived in our communities across the county. And before we had full-fledged neighborhoods and subdivisions, our...

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Getting Involved in Your Community

Getting Involved in Your Community

For the month of July, Forward Wayne County is focused on Our Community. Communities are groups of people who live together and share common attitudes, interests, and goals – and strong communities are places of opportunity. Wayne County has several communities...

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Resources for Early Childhood Development in Wayne County

Resources for Early Childhood Development in Wayne County

“It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s likely that you’ve heard this adage once or twice – especially if you have a young child of your own. However, not every parent or guardian has the same support system or "village" to help them. Luckily, there are resources...

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Early Childhood Success in Wayne County

Early Childhood Success in Wayne County

For the month of June, Forward Wayne County is focused on Early Childhood Success. We asked Ashley R. Stephen, Executive Director for CAECI Head Start and Early Head Start, to speak about the programs he oversees. Twelve years ago, I was offered employment with the...

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Wayne Union Recycle

Wayne Union Recycle

As we focus on the Environment this month, we asked Cathy Williams from the Wayne Union Recycle Board to discuss the waste treatment and recycling processes in Wayne and Union Counties. Cathy WilliamsWayne County Council, WUR Board Member History A little history to...

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Health this Spring

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health this Spring

While our health and wellness is something we should always strive to improve, longer days and warmer weather certainly help! Here are a few ways you can get active and take care of your body this season. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! This is a simple one to start with,...

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Self Care and Wellness

Self Care and Wellness

This month, we're focusing on Healthcare. We asked Carrie Miles from Neighborhood Health Center to write about self care and share some tips on how to stay well, even with a busy schedule. There is a lot of talk about self-care.  We can’t function very well if we...

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Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team

This month, we welcomed the newest member of the Forward Wayne County team, Daniel Arthur. We asked him to share a bit about himself and what he’s looking forward to in his new role. About Me Hello! For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name...

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We Want Community Engagement

We Want Community Engagement

Forward Wayne County is focusing on Government in March and invited Beth Fields, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the City of Richmond, to share her thoughts on community engagement: I’m sure you’ve heard the term “community engagement” many times. What does it...

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Life Experiences

Life Experiences

Forward Wayne County reached out to a few black community leaders and asked them to give us their advice on what they would share with Wayne County during Black History month. First up is Cassandra Brown, a local pastor, business owner, and lifelong Wayne County...

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