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Hello, Neighbor!

Hello, Neighbor!

Have you been staying home a lot more than usual? The good news is that the weather is improving and you'll be able to spend more time outside in your neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to take in some fresh air and reconnect with your neighbors at a safe,...

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COVID-19 Grant Recipients Weigh In

COVID-19 Grant Recipients Weigh In

You may recall that the Wayne County Foundation offered rapid grants to local non-profit organizations to assist their support of our community. We followed up with two of the grant recipients to learn what these grants mean to their organization and how they're using...

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Forward Wayne County’s 2020 Vision – Annual Report

Forward Wayne County’s 2020 Vision – Annual Report

Wow, 2019 was whirlwind year for Forward Wayne County! Wayne County faces significant and persistent challenges that include declining population, lack of high-skilled employment pool, high percentage of families living in poverty, and low levels of educational...

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We Will Get Through This Together

We Will Get Through This Together

The Power of Hope It seems like only yesterday we were all gearing up for the new decade. We were excited about the 2020 Vision and as a community, Wayne County residents, we were ready to be done with bike paths, road construction, and winter weather. Then, without...

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Prioritizing Workforce Development

Prioritizing Workforce Development

At a recent Agbioscience Innovation Summit held in Indianapolis, a panel of experts discussed industry challenges: "What’s the key factor in a startup’s success? Employees. Why had a particular agbioscience company moved to Indiana? The people. What does a CEO think...

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Breaking News: Resident Opinions Needed

Breaking News: Resident Opinions Needed

WAYNE COUNTY, Indiana - Forward Wayne County asks for residents' opinions in county-wide survey designed to develop a comprehensive plan to improve local communities. Background:  Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that helps better align...

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Make Wayne County a Better Place in Five Minutes

Make Wayne County a Better Place in Five Minutes

"I can't find affordable daycare around here." "There are no jobs close to where I live.""I feel like nothing fun happens in our area." Do any of these statements resonate with you? Let's fix it! Forward Wayne County is developing a countywide plan to create more...

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Census 2020 & Wayne County

Census 2020 & Wayne County

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the 2020 Census in recent days, but most of that is coming from the country-wide perspective. What about here in Wayne County? We’re going to dive into some facts about the Decennial Census and why it matters to our hometown....

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How Muncie Did Community Redevelopment

How Muncie Did Community Redevelopment

One of the best ways of learning is to learn from others. Forward Wayne County did just that with a trip to Muncie, Indiana. While there, representatives visited two organizations that are doing fantastic work in the community. Their work spans from restoring and...

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Opportunities for Success for Young Children in Wayne County

Opportunities for Success for Young Children in Wayne County

Hey you, yeah you!  Are you a Wayne County resident that provides care to a youth in our area?  I bet you know how important is it to provide enriching experiences to our kids while they are young. If you play an important part of a child’s life, you are probably very...

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Making Progress Through Collective Action!

Making Progress Through Collective Action!

The July Leadership Forum for Forward Wayne County was a huge success! Over 50 community stakeholders gathered, networked, and planned for continued change in Wayne County.  Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the strategic efforts of many different...

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Health and Wellness for a Strong Wayne County

Health and Wellness for a Strong Wayne County

Health and wellness are important to a single person, but also important to the community as a whole. When it comes to health or wellness, a lot of people only think about their own personal lifestyle and choices, and they usually don't consider the entire community's...

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