Businesses dedicated to social solidarity in Berlin provide significant employment and generate social value by offering useful products and services in the city. In particular, these are companies with predominantly social objectives whose profits are invested exclusively or mainly in social or community-related objectives.
kubus promotes efforts in this area through active information, communication, and cooperation work with a focus on business and political partners.
Kubus initiates, organizes, and supports service learning projects focused on in-depth learning through social commitment The projects are integrated into courses (project seminars), where students can earn credit points for their studies.
In addition to commitment to public welfare, self-reflection following a project is also an important aspect of service learning.
The innovative courses provide an opportunity for students and actors from civil society to come together. If necessary, kubus assists in these working processes by providing “cultural translation” between the different participants.
Kubus service learning projects:
A number of project laboratories and tu projects also fulfill different aspects of service learning. Further information is available here.
Whether community gardens, repair cafés, or re-use and continued use initiatives, social innovations are a primary driver for major transformation toward a sustainable, climate and people-friendly society.
kubus assisted with the founding of the community garden "mauergarten" and was also involved in the creation of the BRUNNENVIERTEL repair café.
Companies, too, can integrate social innovations into their business activities.
In the initiative "hikk. Holz im Kreativ Kreislauf,” kubus investigated the economic potential of using waste timber from carpenter workshops Kubus also founded the ReUse association in the area of re-use and continued use
and supports civil society initiatives as well as business and individuals with implementing social innovations.