“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll

Every member of the BROWNS Family – teachers, trainers, students and friends – deserves the opportunity to enrich their Australian experience and contribute towards a better tomorrow. The BROWNS Elevate Initiative embraces learning with purpose. In the classroom, the principles of Content and Language Integrated Learning bring pressing social issues to life; students develop empathy, intuitiveness and social consciousness alongside their language skills. Outside the classroom, the initiative harnesses these learnings with monthly student involvement in local non-profit and charitable organisations.

One by one, the participation of BROWNS students creates profound change for a range of issues and organisations supported by the BROWNS Elevate Initiative.

Find out more about involving your community or not-for-profit organisation in the BROWNS Elevate program by contacting us here.


Beach Safety - Surf Life Saving QLDPeople often come to the Gold Coast because they love the water and the beach. Unfortunately, every year people drown in Australia because the sea, although enticing, is dangerous because of the waves, currents and jellyfish. Understanding the importance of going in the water between the flags can mean you can enjoy the water safely […]

red-cross-cover  On Tuesday 25th October 2016, BROWNS was proud to host The Australian Red Cross Blood Services representative Rachel Brough. She is the Community Relations Officer for the organisation and gave a very clear and important speech to a group of students from various English levels. She discussed the number of people who need blood versus […]

kiteKITE DAY September we recognise RedKite through our Elevate program. RedKite an Australian charity providing essential support to children and young people with cancer, as well as the family and support network who care for them. Redkite provides physical, emotional, and financial help for those affected in order to give them the best quality of life […]

Bridge to BrisbaneLast weekend, our ultra-fit Brisbane staff participated in the “Bridge to Brisbane” marathon. All of the us completed the 5km run with money raised for Children’s charity; part of our monthly contribution to our BROWNS Elevate program. See more photos on our BROWNS Facebook Page:

Daffodil 1Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. BROWNS has donated $2 for every staff member and student who wore anything yellow on 25 August (Gold Coast) and 26 August (Brisbane). This money will go to the Cancer Council and help with cancer research and ultimately beat cancer. Our lessons […]

animal-welfare-jul-2016Last July was Animal Welfare month for our CSR. In Brisbane, we had presentations from the RSPCA (Australian peak organisation established to promote animal welfare), and last week, we invited two presenters and Mr Clooney and Lucy (the dogs) to come and perform in front of our Gold Coast students. The staff from AWLQ (Animal […]