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Philanthropy in Our Community

Philanthropy in Our Community

Forward Wayne County is focused on giving this month. We asked Rebecca Gilliam, Executive Director of the Wayne County Foundation, to talk about philanthropy in Wayne County.

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Western Wayne Schools Gives Back at Thanksgiving

Western Wayne Schools Gives Back at Thanksgiving

In the month of November, Forward Wayne County is focused on Giving. That's why we wanted to highlight the upcoming Community Thanksgiving Dinner from Western Wayne Schools. All Hands on Deck When Andy Stover, Superintendent of Western Wayne Schools, began planning...

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Education Opportunities in Wayne County

Education Opportunities in Wayne County

In the month of October, Forward Wayne County is focused on Education. Wayne County has no shortage of educational opportunities for its residents, from K-12 to masters degrees and everything in between. Let's take a look at some of the options! K-12 Wayne County has...

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A Superintendent’s Perspective On Education

A Superintendent’s Perspective On Education

Andy Stover, Superintendent of Western Wayne School Corporation In the month of October, Forward Wayne County is focused on Education. We asked Andy Stover, Superintendent of the Western Wayne School Corporation, to share his thoughts on education and what being a...

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Artists that Shaped Wayne County

Artists that Shaped Wayne County

Across time, many artists have called Wayne County home. Photographers, musicians, painters, sculptors, architects, and many more have left their mark on our towns and cities. Their work continues to inspire us and shape our places and lives to this day.  Let’s...

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Wayne County History Inspires Pride in Place

Wayne County History Inspires Pride in Place

Forward Wayne County invited Karen Shank-Chapman, the Executive Director of the Wayne County Historical Museum to share her thoughts on arts and culture and how it can inspire pride in place. Here are her thoughts: There are many reasons why our history can inspire...

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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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