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

  • 2016 South Shore Conservatory Community Partnership Award
  • 2016 Scituate Recreation Community Spirit Award
  • 2016 FOX25 Hometown Team Award
  • 2015 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award
  • 2014 primary speaker at the first Flutie Foundation Partner Summit
  • 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 CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming,training and resources that will benefit children with special needs (ages 3-22), their families and educators throughout South Shore Massachusetts.  CORSE has designed an innovative model within a blended framework of integrated and specialized social, educational and recreational programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential.  Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their 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.

 

GuideStar has designated CORSE a gold-level
organization, demonstrating its commitment
to transparency. Click GuideStar seal for
more information.


Links to Photos/Videos/Presentations:

CORSE Photos/Videos(Shutterfly website) SEE YOUR KIDS IN ACTION!  Pictures of CORSE Programming

CORSE Overview Presentation (Revised May 2017)

Parent, Guardian, Peer Mentor and Volunteer Testimonials

 

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.  Please put the amount you are paying in the 'Item Price' box (which reads $0) and click update.  That updated amount will be charged to your credit/debit card or PayPal account. 

Invoice/Statement #s

 

 

Since the scope of CORSE programming serves children ages 6-22, we would like to refer interested older teens and adults to explore a valuable neighbor in our community, Friendship Home. They provide a variety of respite programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families including their Home Away from Home overnight respite center, Bridges to Work vocational program and social recreational programs for ages 14 and older. Please click here to view their website.

 

 12th CORSE Gala!  

            

Tickets Now on Sale - Will Go Quickly! The Gala is always a near sell-out!

       Saturday October 21, 6:30pm 

       Hatherly Country Club

       Live Band: Aldous Collins 

      Tickets $75 a person; Table of 10 for $700 


To Purchase Event Tickets and/or Sponsorships or Lottery Board Raffles, click here.   If you have auction items to donate, please email  events@corsefoundation.org.    Themed Raffle Baskets are greatly needed!!!

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Incredible Milestone:
CORSE INVESTS OVER  $1 MILLION BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY'S CHILDREN!

The CORSE Foundation celebrates the incredible milestone of investing $1 million dollars in integrated programming and resources for our community's children. This $1 million milestone has been accomplished in just 11 short years thanks to all those who supported CORSE over the years. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has made this fantastic accomplishment possible.  Please click here to see highlights of what we’ve achieved together over the past 11 years.

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Fall Recreation Programs

OPEN to ALL Children, those with and without special needs, and OPEN to ALL Towns.

Registration for the following programs begins August 30, 6:30 pm for Scituate residents, September 6, 9:00 am for non-residents:

     All-Stars Nautial Mile Grades 1-8

     All-Stars Jiu Jitsu Grades 1-8

Click here for more information.

Financial assistance is available for all programs.

For 2017, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Scituate Rotary Club and South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.

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Thank you Paul Wahlberg!

A huge thank you to Paul Wahlberg for his continued support of CORSE on Autism Awareness Day.   For the 2nd year, Paul generously donated 10% of the proceeds from his Hingham, Fenway and Lynnfield Wahlburgers Restaurants on Autism Awareness Day to CORSE!!!    And to make the day even more special, Paul sponsored 'Wahlberg Cookie Baking Day', coming to Scituate to make puzzle piece cookies with our kids. Thank you Paul!   

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CORSE receives two awards!

CORSE was honored with two very esteemed awards within less than a month of each other!  At our 11th Annual Gala, Tracy Johnston was honored with the Annual “Mr. C” Scituate Recreation Community Spirit Award, a coveted award recognizing commitment to volunteer service and youth in our community, specifically for the development and implementation of successful recreational programming for ALL children, including those with special needs.  A few weeks later, CORSE received the honorable Community Partnership Award from the South Shore Conservatory for our ten-year collaboration to bring the arts and therapies to children with special needs.  Together, CORSE has partnered with SSC to provide music therapy to over 1,000 students, yoga to over 250 and has provided band consulting services to assure an inclusive setting for the award winning SPS middle school band. 

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CORSE Continues to Celebrate its 10th Year – Help us commemorate this milestone!  From $10 for 10 years, up to $5,000 Anniversary Sponsor! 

On February 14, 2006 CORSE was incorporated as a non-profit.  Thanks to all who supported us over  the past decade, CORSE has been able to provide ten years of successful programming and community integration, offering high quality programs for ALL children in the community regardless of need and allowing children with special needs to participate alongside their friends and neighbors to reach their full potential. For media coverage of our 10th anniversary, please click here.

To commemorate this very significant milestone, on February 14, 2016 CORSE kicked off its 10th anniversary celebration with the “Circle of Giving 10-Year Campaign".  Donations made during this special campaign can be earmarked to support a specific program or activity.  For just $25 you can give a child a magical ride on the North Pole Express or provide snacks at a social program.   A $100 donation can provide a bus to take a Best Buddies group on an unforgettable adventure.  For $250, you can provide financial assistance to allow a child to attend Maritime Adventures, I Can Bike, or one of our very popular summer camps.   These are just a few of the many options available.  For more information on the various contribution opportunities please click here.  Your donation will make a difference! 

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New, EASY way to help raise money for CORSE!

               

Already shopping at Amazon?  It's just a click away!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Signing up is so easy!
To support CORSE, open the regular Amazon.com site:
     - Log in to your amazon account
     - Copy and paste http://smile.amazon.com/ into the browser bar
       (Bookmark this page for future use!)
     - Click on "Your Account"
     - Select Change your Charity.  Type CORSE in the box labeled "Or
       pick your own charitable organization". 
      - You will see Scituate CORSE Foundation North Scituate
      - Click on the Select button and you are done!


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CORSE Apparel

            

                  Vest                                        T-shirt front                         T-shirt back

         Reversible Vests - $29  (very high quality material) 

         Long Sleeve T-Shirts - $12 

         Shipping $5, FREE delivery within Scituate

         Click here to order: CORSE Apparel Orders

      


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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