Cornelia Hagens, volunteer with the QC Family Tree youth group, speaks about what justicelooks like for children and teenagers in Enderly Park, Charlotte, NC.
In this series on QC Family Tree, we learn how the Jarrells are organizing to combat gentrification, which increasingly threatens long-time Enderly Park residents with rising property value and the reality of displacement.
Additionally, we will explore how seeking justice starts with young people. That’s why the Jarrells and others continue to rally around children and teenagers in Enderly Park.
Ultimately, for QC Family Tree, seeking justice in Enderly Park means standing with their neighbors, even and especially when social and economic justice feels elusive and long deferred. In the meantime, QCFT will continue to be a place where the reality of relationship is its own form of justice. Read more about QC Family Tree, watch videos and view the photo gallery.
Read more in the QC Family Tree Series
For this intentional Christian community, seeking the world’s healing means battling gentrification close at home
With little opportunity for youth and children — or almost anyone else — Charlotte neighborhood finds hope in QC Family Tree
Video: What does justice look like in Enderly Park?
Video: How is QC Family Tree seeking justice in Enderly Park?
Video: What do you love about Enderly Park?
Video: Why are you fighting for stable housing in West Charlotte?
Photo Gallery: QC Family Tree in photos
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Requiem for the ‘cut’: Finding connections in a gentrifying neighborhood | Greg Jarrell
Where to go from here: Re-imagining Charlotte | Greg Jarrell
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QC Family Tree, founded by Greg and Helms Jarrell, is an intentional Christian community forming relationships and seeking justice alongside residents of the Enderly Park neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C. This series in the “Faith & Justice” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects initiative. In “Faith & Justice,” we tell the stories of the people and organizations that are helping to bend the “arc of moral justice” towards justice and who are transforming communities.
Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.