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Scituate Community Of Resources for Special Education - C. O. R. S. E.
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Award Winning Foundation!

  • 2011 Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association Program Outreach Award
  • Co-Founders named 2009 Scituate Citizens of the Year
  • 2008 Massachusetts Community Partnership Award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in February of 2006 by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide the highest quality educational, social and recreational community experiences so children with special needs can reach their full potential. Through fundraising activities, the Foundation is able to allocate funds for a wide range of supplemental resources that will benefit children, parents and educators within our community.


To Make a Donation:

Please click here for information about making a monetary or stock donation to help CORSE provide needed support to children with special needs.


Links to Photos/Videos/Presentations:

Very Special Entertainment from 2013 Gala

2013 Gala Photo Slideshow

Video: Community Reflections on the Impact of CORSE

CORSE Photos  (Shutterfly website)


      Pictures of CORSE Programming

CORSE Overview Presentation (revised February 2014)

2012 Golf Tournament Music Video

2011 Gala Music Video

2011 Golf Tournament Music Video

2010 Maritime Adventures Music Video


To read testimonials from parents, guardians, peer mentors and volunteers: click here


To Make an Online Payment:

To make an online payment to CORSE, please enter your invoice or statement number below and click the 'pay now' button below.

Invoice or Statement #





CORSE Foundation Invites All to the 9th Annual Gala and Auction

Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:30pm
Scituate Country Club

Dinner, dancing, live and silent auction - an extremely fun evening out for a great cause!
Early Bird Discount until October 5th!--Tickets only $45 a person. Table of 10 for $450  After October 5th, tickets will be $55 a person. Table of 10 for $500

RSVPs are due by October 18th. The Gala is always a near sell-out, so please RSVP early!

Please consider volunteering or donating to the Gala ...

  • If you would like to work on the Gala planning committee, please email events@corsefoundation.org
  • We are collecting auction item donations for the Gala, so if you know of any items, services, gift certificates or tickets that can be donated by yourself or your contacts, please email events@corsefoundation.org Tickets to sporting events, entertainment, "get-away" packages, gift certificates to restaurants or hotels as well as local services and unique items are wonderful auction donations. If you have ideas of whom you'd like to ask, please email us first to assure there are no duplicate requests. If you are willing to purchase a gift certificate as a donation, please let us know; this would be greatly appreciated.

All proceeds go directly to our kids!

If you would like to purchase Gala tickets, click here…

Fall Recreation Programs

Dance Mondays 5:00-5:45pm

Gymnastics Tuesdays 3:15-4:00pm

Karate: Fridays 5:30-6:30pm

Swimming: Saturday mornings

Running: Sundays 3:00-4:00pm

Click here for
more information and registration processes. 


High School and Gates Best Buddies
These programs enhance a caring and compassionate community that practices tolerance, peer assistance and acceptance of differences. Students attend monthly training programs and/or field trip activities after-school throughout the academic year.

click to HS Best Buddies Program
click to Gates Best Buddies Program

Registration for Academic Year 2014-15
Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs

Single Academic Year Cycle: November – March with extended December Holiday break; ONE Registration Period

CORSE programs are open to ALL Scituate Public School students, unless designated, and are staffed appropriately so that children with special needs can successfully participate in them.

  • Circle of Friends (PreK)
  • Friends and Fun (Grades K-3)
  • PLC/ILC Social Explorers (Grades K-6)
  • Science & Technology Explorers (Grades 3-6)
  • Making Connections: Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing (Grades 3-4)

Registration deadline is October 17th. There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after October 17th.

For more information regarding courses offered and how to register please go to:
Programs and Registration


For 2014, all CORSE recreation, social and academic programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, the Scituate Rotary Club, South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.  

Financial assistance is available for all programs, please contact corsefoundation@comcast.net for more information and guidelines.

Thank You Another VERY Successful Golf Tournament!

Thanks once again to our generous community!

The CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) held its 8th Annual Golf Tournament "Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E." at Scituate Country Club on May 30, 2014. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of our Golf Tournament, especially the following donors:

  • Event Sponsor  Joe and Deb Annese
  • Dinner Sponsor – LaVangie Electric 
  • Lunch Sponsor – EG Sawyer
  • Closest to Pin Sponsor - Harvey and Susan Gates
  • Longest Drive Sponsor – Hamel, Marcin, Dunn, Reardon & Shea, P.C.

We are very grateful to all who contributed; we will continue to use these funds to provide valuable programming and resources to our community’s children, parents and educators.

Thank you from Scituate North Pole Express 2013

 We, along with our partners from SHORE, would like to express our gratitude and thank everyone who helped make the 6th Annual Scituate North Pole Express on Saturday, December 7th a tremendous success.  Everyone did an amazing job and delighted hundreds of children, due to the generous community volunteers that who participated or donated to the event.Thank you to event chairs Marybeth Fassnacht, Natalie Jurgel, Anne Meyerson and Lynda Ferguson.


Thank You Scituate for Giving CORSE a Home!!

And Another Fabulous CORSE Foundation Gala!

Once again, our community came out in droves to support the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) at our 8th annual Gala on November 2nd.  We were again full to capacity with cheerful guests, unbelievable auction items and many touching moments.  We hope everyone had a wonderful evening!

CORSE would like to acknowledge all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the event’s success. None of this would be possible without Gina McClellan (Gala Chairperson) leading our Gala Committee, The River Club, Maureen Hunnefeld (50/50 raffle coordinator), Mike Connor (Auctioneer) and Dom D'Arcangelo (DJ). A special thank you to our community’s families (McClellan, Johnston, Avallone, Milligan, O’Neill, Block, Collari, Teixeira, Flanagan, Rodgers, Goyette) whose children put on a show-stopping, heartfelt performance singing Philip Phillips’ song “Home” on stage led by music teacher Peter Mundt.  Click here to see this wonderful performance.

To see our full list of 2013 donors, including golf, gala and individual contributions and grants, click here.  Thank you for being part of our “Community of Resources”, allowing us to provide integrated social, academic and recreational programming that children with special needs can successfully participate in with their peers and neighbors.  We are very grateful for your continued support!

Tracy Johnston  President, Scituate CORSE Foundation

On behalf of our Board of Directors



To Make a Donation:

Help provide needed support to children with special needs in our community through a contribution to our Foundation.  For more information, please click here.


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