Meet The Interns: Mariah Allen

This summer, we have the pleasure of welcoming five summer interns to The Family Tree.  Audrey Graham and Alfonzo Henderson come to us by way of Summer Communities of Service.  Mariah Allen comes to us by way of Freedom School Partners.   Bailey Igoe will join us for two weeks mid-summer from Knollwood Baptist Church.[…]

The Danger of a Single Story

I recently had the pleasure of listening to this TED talk by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  Adichie speaks eloquently about how a story, especially if there is only one story, can affect one’s identity and interaction with others.  She goes on to explain that solely identifying a person or people group in one way limits[…]

Solidarity Ethics

After reading philosophies like that of Robert Lupton in Toxic Charity and Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in When Helping Hurts, I too joined the bandwagon:  “Yes!  We need to focus on assets!  Yes!  Some of the charitable work we do is actually enabling people rather than empowering them.”  I resonate and even wrote my own[…]

CommUNITY news mid-April 2014

-“Treehouse”- 2910 Parkway Ave-  Charlotte, NC 28208 –  Greg and Helms Jarrell – 704.392.2346 – SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS           Sign up your elementary aged child for the 6 week summer camp called “Freedom School” hosted in our neighborhood by The Family Tree.  The cost per child is only $35.  Each day of camp includes[…]


Frequently Asked Questions Tiffany’s answers are in purple Jemima’s answers are in pink 1. What exactly is The Family Tree?  The Family Tree is a non-profit organization and ministry which desires to follow in the way of Jesus as we share life with others in our community. We have joined hearts, minds, and voices alongside[…]