The Community Foundation of South Alabama Awards Grant

We are pleased to announce that Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama has received a Closing the Opportunity Gap from The Community Foundation of South Alabama (CFSA).These funds will support programs that narrow the opportunity gap among our local youth. The grant will expand the visual arts programs at Bernard Malkove Branch, Optimist Branch, Kiwanis Branch, Semmes Branch, […]

Paulette Anderson teaches languages and experience while working at the Kiwanis Club

When Club kids, parents, and visitors walk through the doors of Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs, they’re greeted by Paulette Anderson, the high-spirited, caring bus driver/membership clerk. She provides clerical support, maintains membership files, and transports Club kids. She’s held this position since 2017 and views her responsibilities as more than a job. It’s an […]

Help the Bernard Malkove Boys & Girls Club and the Environment

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama Celebrates Selection as a Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program Beneficiary The Bernard Malkove Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of September. The Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable […]

Jazz Art Writers South and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama

Jazz Art Writers South (J.A.W.S.) is holding a jazz art exhibit and events at USA libraries. As part of this event, our own Soynika Edwards-Bush has been working with kids at BGCSA to convey their jazz experience. She asked them to listen to an artist and capture what they felt, heard, imagined, or saw when […]

Africatown Painting by Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama members

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama designed and painted this large scale art piece to represent the history of Africatown, an important historical community near Mobile, AL. The bright red colors and the letters of this youth-led art project spell “Africatown,” with each letter depicting something about the region, whether it’s […]

Boys and Girls Club program to thwart youth violence

By: Nicolette Schleisman, WKRG More and more teens are charged with shootings and other crimes in Mobile. The Boys and Girls Club is trying to combat the trend. Kids at the Boys and Girls club on Cody Road are making music. It’s all a way to encourage them to pursue performing arts or another passion […]

Blue Roof News

BGCA’s Susan Ciavolino is back to share how one Club is making an impact on literacy in their community, and one little initiative to consider. “Take a look, it’s in a book…a reading rainbow!” Makes me smile to think of all the Reading Rainbow shows my family watched. Reading books together inspired so many adventures […]