Giving Back To The Community

 

You don't get to be successful all by yourself! Yes, lots of hard work... but having great mentors, helping people and working with others to learn from their successes, as well as, their mistakes are key in life. Rockwell has a passion to give back to community programs and organizations.  She sits on the boards for the GBDC Entrepreneur Institute based in Delray Beach, Florida and The Painted Trees Of Hawaii Foundation in Kona, Hawaii.

 

 
 

GBDC Entrepreneur Institute 

Educate | Empower | Support

Delray Beach, Florida 


The GBDC Entrepreneur Institute is located in Delray Beach, Florida. This is a 501c 3 organization specializing in services for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Non Profits and the Public Sectors.  GBDCEI provides technical assistance, business training, workshops, staff training, development incubation services and youth empowerment programs. They also provide support for organizations at every stage of the business cycle: from idea feasibility through start-up, growth and expansion.

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GBDCEI provides technical assistance, business training, workshops, staff training, development incubation services and youth empowerment programs. They also provide support for organizations at every stage of the business cycle: from idea feasibility through start-up, growth and expansion. GBDC Entrepreneur Institute's goal is to educate and empower the youth in our community to create social entrepreneurs for tomorrow. 

The Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation

One of the last cloud forests in the world... 

Kona, Hawaii


The Painted Trees Of Hawaii Foundation is passionate about the Eucalyptus Deglupta trees in the state of Hawaii. They are a Nonprofit Tax Exempt Foundation - 509 (A) (2) located in Kona, Hawaii. This foundation creates awareness through events, programs and the planting of new trees. Currently they are working on a large project, "The Painted Trees of Hawaii Walking Park." This park allow the community and visit ors to Hawaii the opportunity to stroll through a forest of majestic Eucalyptus Deglupta trees. Included in the park will be a learning center, bookstore and restaurant. 

The Painted Trees Of Hawaii Foundation has collaborated with University of Hawaii Professor, Norman Bezona, to offer exclusive tours to the public. This is a nature preserve with the most rare and exotic trees anywhere on Earth. This specific region where they are located is at the top of the Kona Mountain Range. It is very remote and not seen by many people. Visitors will be one of the few to get a glimpse into the prehistoric, natural world.

The foundation was started as an effort to build awareness and an appreciation of these natural beauties. To learn more about the foundation or to donate to plant a painted eucalyptus tree go to their website: http://www.paintedtreeshawaii.org