The Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation functions as a catalyst for change by giving bright, but somewhat disadvantaged youngsters the opportunity to thrive. The GraceKennedy sponsored Learning Institute of Central Kingston (LICK) is just one of five homework centres established by the Grace and Staff Foundation; the other centres are in Majesty Gardens, Barbican, in St. Andrew, De la Vega City and Sav-la-Mar.
LICK currently assists more than 300 students who are tutored at the GSAT, CXC and SAT level; the organization also functions as a safe harbour for many children who need the influence of positive role models. By serving as mentors, our own GraceKennedy employees help to nurture a strong sense of self and direction for these children. Several LICK students have gone on to pursue college degrees not only in Jamaica and the US, but around the world.