Blog & Podcast

Interns Share Their Stories

QC Family Tree has cultivated important relationships with neighbors, but also has influenced that lives of many young people who have served the community as interns. Here are some reflections from interns about the importance of their time here, in their own words.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Part 6

Braiding Sweetgrass: Part 5

Braiding Sweetgrass: Part 4

Freedom Rides
Braiding Sweetgrass: Part 3

Freedom Rides
Braiding Sweetgrass: Part 2

QCFTCares Update

Cultivating Community in the Time of COVID19

Fractals

"Braiding Sweetgrass" in Enderly Park: Part 1/9

Welcome Marissa, Shatabdi, Quavian, and Tracy!

QCFT Book of the Month March: Community and Growth by Jean Vanier

A Look Back: February 2020

Neighbor Highlight: Crochet artist Chelle Belle hosts community class

Welcome Kendrick, our new Youth Program Support!

Kendrick will be supporting Kayla in devotionals and in building relationships with youth in our community

QC Family Tree welcomes Alicia as an "organizational doula"

The Muddy Turtle Talks e-Book!

Our free gift to you- thank you for your support!

Sponsoring a community Meal

Community Meals are a great time to meet neighbors. Here's how you can help sponsor one:

Podcast
Advent week 4 2018 Neighborhood

Hear the story of Billie Jean, Zeke, Myra, Josh, and Immanuel. They're moving to your neighborhood. How will you welcome them?

Podcast
Advent week 3 2018- Body

How do I prepare my body for the coming of Christ? Let's start with the feet.

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Advent week 2 2018- Water

The riverOf my childhood, That tumbledDown a passage of rocksAnd cut-work ferns, Came here and thereTo the swirl. And slowdown Of a pool And I say myself–Oh, clearly–As I knelt at one–Then I saw myselfAs if carried away, As the river moved on.

Podcast
Advent week 1 2018- Soil

"If I wanted to have a happy garden, I must ally myself with my soil; study and help it to the utmost, untiringly. Always, the soil must come first." - Marion Cran, If I Were Beginning Again

Freedom Rides
Nyika’s Freedom Ride Reflection

When you go on a “Freedom Ride” road trip, you make assumptions about what you’re going to see. That’s exactly what I did. I assumed that most people in Birmingham would be racist. Boy, how wrong was I. I assumed that everywhere we went would look like Charlotte. I was wrong once again.

Freedom Rides
Freedom Ride: Gulf Shores

We left Selma in the afternoon and drove a looooooooong way on what seemed like very deserted roads to Gulf Shores, Alabama...

Freedom Rides
Freedom Ride: Selma

When you ask our youth what is their favorite day of the QC Family Tree Freedom Ride, many of them will say, “Selma!” To get to Selma, we backtracked a bit through what seemed like deserted roads of Alabama and arrived there midday to the temperature of 104 degrees...

Freedom Rides
Freedom Ride: Jackson, Mississippi

I was excited when we pulled up to the Spencer Perkins Community Center in Jackson. I’d heard about the work and writings of John Perkins and was expecting this place to feel like home.

Freedom Rides
Freedom Ride: Birmingham Day 2

"Remembering that it happened once, We cannot turn away the thought, As we go out, cold, to our barns, Towards the long night’s end, that we ourselves are living in the world. It happened in when it first happened." ~ Wendell Berry, from A Timbered Choir

Freedom Rides
Freedom Ride: Atlanta Day 1

We have read, watched documentaries, and spent some time talking with one of Charlotte’s most important Civil Rights figures. The excitement has been huge around the house. After preparing for weeks, our Freedom Ride has gotten started.

Podcast
Cultivating Community for the Common Good

What makes for community? How do we cultivate community for the common good? In this minisode, the 2018 Summer interns of QC Family Tree reflect upon their experiences and y talk about what practices and framework we need in order to cultivate community.

Podcast
Helms and Greg recap Season 1

Helms and Greg Jarrell recap Season 1 of the Here for Good podcast and we talk about what's to come in Season 2 in the fall of 2018.