Community Services Division
The Community Services Division administers programs and services to Tribal Members, First Generation, Tribal Member households, members of other tribes, Tribal employees’ children and members of the local community—of all ages. The division consists of the following departments:
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of the Poarch Creek Indians (the BGC) was the first Native American Boys & Girls Club in the state of Alabama, established in 2011. Our Mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The BGC does this by providing a safe environment for children ages 6—18 to learn and have fun after school and during the summer. At BGC we serve children who are Tribal Members, First or Second Generation, and children of employees who work in Tribal Government.
Calvin McGhee Cultural Authority
The Cultural Department is comprised of a seven-member Board of Directors and a full-time staff. The Cultural Department oversees all aspects of cultural education, museum development, use of the Pow Wow Grounds, cultural programs, and related activities and events. The Cultural Department hosts a number of unique events on an annual basis including the Creek Indian Art Show, Sovereignty Celebration, Calvin McGhee Memorial, and the Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow.
Robertta McGhee Sells Education Department
The Education Department administers various education, employment and training programs. The function of the department is to further develop and improve the basic education skills of adult Tribal Members; upgrade and improve the academic performance of eligible Indian children; provide on-site work experience within tribal operations; provide support for academic and technical training for eligible participants. The Education Department administers several federal grants which include: Johnson O’Malley, Adult Education, Tribal Prep, and Basic Library. Each program has specific guidelines a person must meet in order to participate.
The Recreation Department was established to promote health, wellness, and physical fitness for all Tribal and community members. The department manages the Tribe’s Recreational facilities, particularly the gymnasium, pool, weight room, and sports complex, which includes two t-ball fields, two softball fields, two baseball fields, and one football field surrounded by an asphalt track.