Press and Media

We love sharing our story as backbone organization working in Wayne County with the media. Our parent organization Wayne County Foundation has made a commitment to support the infrastructure of collective impact and Forward Wayne County as the backbone organization – in an effort to sustain and scale long-term systemic change and impact in the community.

Our Recent Press Releases

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Wayne County creates broadband survey.

The Wayne County Broadband Taskforce, in partnership with Purdue University
Center for Regional Development, launched a county-wide broadband survey online.

It is open to all residents and we encourage completion by the head of households throughout Wayne County. The survey is designed to study the usage, actual speeds, opportunities, and lack of access around the
county. Learn more in our press release.

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Wayne County joins the 21st Century Talent Region.

The process has been worked on locally by Forward Wayne County’s Employability Coalition.

The Coalition’s efforts align directly to the regional approach of increasing educational attainment, raising household income, reducing poverty, and growing population. Learn more in our press release.

Forward Wayne County announces the launch of its Neighborhood Involvement and Community Engagement (NICE!) Series.

This program will provide residents and community organizations with the tools, resources, and steps for enacting community development through encouraging residents to become co-producers of their community’s well-being.

Learn more in our recent press release.


Gift VII Leadership Grant

The Wayne County Foundation has received a Community Leadership Grant of $150,000 as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.

 Forward Wayne County in the News

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