FAQ

What is QC Family Tree?

QC Family Tree is a neighborhood based community development organization.

What does “QC” mean?

Charlotte, North Carolina is known as the “Queen City”

What is QC Family Tree’s Mission and Vision?

QCFT is cultivating community for the common good by creating a little village where abundance is coming to life.

What do we mean by "cultivating community for the common good"?

Primarily, this is accomplished by working to be a good neighbor. To learn more, visit our Cultivating Community handout.

What do you mean by building a little village where abundance is coming to life?

We are working together to strengthen the social infrastructure of the neighborhood to highlight and expand on the interdependence, mutual aid, sustainability, solidarity that already exists here.

What is QC Family Tree’s approach to community engagement?

Immersive listening and living

Asset Based Community Development

Relationally driven- People first

Incarnational- IRL- Practices

Emergent Action and Organizing

What does QC Family Tree do?

Because our work is neighborhood based, we listen and respond to the assets and needs of the neighborhood in which we are immersed. Currently (2020), QCFT is focused on

QCFT Focus Areas:

Youth Empowerment- Neighborhood/local youth will have an enduring understanding of: their individual and communal identity and their ability to utilize their identity to act for the common good.

CoLaborers- Staff, board, and volunteers will learn their role within the organization and neighborhood and they will have the resources they need to act for the common good.

Abundance Lab- Participants will have an enduring understanding of: their individual and communal identity and their ability to utilize their identity to act for the common good.

Kinfolk- [neighbor care] Adult neighbors will have an enduring understanding of: their individual and communal identity and their ability to utilize their identity to act for the common good.

Holding Space & Tending Space + Partnerships- Youth, adults, participants, staff, board and volunteers will learn to work together to tend to their common space and interests.

Are there other organizations that are similar to QC Family Tree?

QCFT resembles and is inspired by: Catholic Worker Movement, Christian Community Development Association, Koinonia Farms, and Liberation Church Project. QCFT’s patron saints are John Coltrane, James Baldwin, Howard Thurman, Nina Simone, Dorothy Day, and Clarence Jordan.

How can I sponsor a community meal?

QC Family Tree hosts a community meal every first and third Friday of the month at 6pm at 2910 Parkway Ave, 28208. Sponsoring groups are asked to bring all food, drinks, ice, desserts, serving utensils, and paper goods for the meal for 30-50 people. For more information, check out our page on meal sponsorship here.