educational landscapes

Education is one of the core issues of area development. Educational offers can be coordinated through methodologically and professionally integrated approaches. Image work and profile development of schools, as well as the opening of schools in the district are important issues. Places where many institutions for youth and education come together, work together systematically and thus pool their resources are important centers for the district and community work.

educational landscapes

The Wrangelkiez goes to school is a network that was founded to offer the children, young people and families living in the Wrangelkiez optimal educational opportunities.


The focus is on the topics

  • Expansion of language skills,
  • Promoting multilingualism,
  • Cooperation with parents,
  • Educational pathway design as well as
  • Qualification of educators and parents.

As part of the networking, the associated education festival and other projects, residents are empowered to plan together with others. There have already been

  • set up common rules and a common catalog of values in the district as a basis for participation,
  • counseling opportunities for the residents of the district created and
  • jointly developed scientific but also interdisciplinary learning workshops for daycare, elementary and secondary schools in the district.

"Wrangelkiez macht Schule" was founded in 2005 on the initiative of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg youth welfare office, the district management and the Fichtelgebirge primary school. In 2009 it was awarded the “National Prize for Integrated Urban Development and Building Culture” in the category “Creating opportunities and strengthening cohesion - the social and just city”. (Berlin advice for democracy)


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School, youth welfare, culture and community work are all located on the Marianne campus. Together they work on the vision of bringing people together, promoting networks and improving living conditions.


The following goals are pursued

  • "To improve the living conditions for children, young people and their families in a district characterized by diversity and to create a climate that is child-, youth- and education-friendly.
  • To achieve synergies for targeted youth welfare and educational offers by strengthening the networking and cooperation of the existing facilities and providers.
  • To make identification and activities for the district possible through creativity and solution-oriented action, which enables children, young people and their families in the district to successfully cope with everyday life.
  • Ultimately to create a positive self-perception and external perception of the district in the area." (Campus Marianne)

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The local education association Reuterplatz / Donaukiez (LBV) is a network of educational, training, youth and family facilities in the QM areas Reuterplatz and Donaustraße-Nord as well as the relevant district departments. It serves to initiate, implement and control educational projects as well as improve communication and cooperation on all educational issues. The LBV also takes up the objective of the cross-departmental overall city-wide framework strategy of social urban development in Berlin.


From the Donaukiez, the Donaustraße-Nord district management and the two primary schools - Rixdorfer Schule and Theodor-Storm-Schule - play an active role in the network.

In addition to the annual jointly organized education and neighborhood festival, a thematic focus is on research and discovery learning. In this context, the social city project Lernwerkstatt im Donaukiez offers a variety of starting points for intensifying the cooperation, be it through the knowledge transfer of the 1km² foundation or the joint learning of day-care centers and schools when setting up the learning workshop in the Rixdorf school and a supplementary location in the daycare center Reuterstraße 73.

The topic of creating transitions between daycare centers and primary schools was formulated as the most important challenge. The main aim of this is to improve the number of children from the school catchment areas enrolling in the respective elementary schools. In addition, the aim is to sharpen the profiles of the institutions and to organize public relations work and acquire resources for this purpose.

An important resource for networking educational actors and neighbors is the parents' café in the Rixdorf school, where various meetings take place: in addition to the regular parents meetings of the Rixdorf school, the monthly women's communication forum, the jour fixe of the district mothers or intercultural cooking events with neighbors from the Donaukiez.

Such a large network needs someone to take care of it: in the years 2008 to 2012, a coordination point was financed through the Socially Integrative City program. The QM teams then coordinated the LBV and tried to ensure sustainable security. Since spring 2015, the coordination task has been carried out by Campus Bildung im Quadrat gGmbH and financed from the bonus program funds of the participating schools and the Freudenberg Foundation.

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Creating better educational opportunities is one of the main goals des Quartiersmanagement Flughafenstraße (QM). of the Flughafenstrasse district management (QM). That is why QM launched the Flughafenkiez educational network together with VHW) the Network of educational facilities Flughafenstraße with educational venues located in the district, in which not only schools and daycare centers, but also the Helene Nathan library, the adult education center, the music school, the district mothers and the youth welfare office are involved. The network group meets three to four times a year to exchange information and agree on collaborations. There are many examples of this type of collaboration: three daycare groups are jointly carrying out a project on early childhood education, and schoolchildren are given coaching in the Helene Nathan library to enable them to learn independently. There is also an exchange with similar educational networks in Neukölln.


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