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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 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 #



8th Annual C.O.R.S.E. Foundation
Golf Tournament and 19th Hole Community Par-Tee

8th Annual CORSE Foundation Golf Tournament and 19th Hole Community Par-Tee

"Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E."
Friday, May 30, 2014
Scituate Country Club

Golf is SOLD OUT, Accepting Wait List

Two Post-Golf Event Options for Non-Golfers
19th Hole Community Par-Tee
Dinner 5:00pm Arrival $30
Community Par-Tee 7:30pm Arrival, only $20

Friends, Music and Silent Auction Items

Evening Only Community Par-Tee Guests Encouraged!!
Sponsorships Needed!

Please register for golfing and sponsorships by clicking here.
To print a brochure to mail in, click here.


New Program: All Stars Soccer!

The Scituate CORSE Foundation and Scituate Youth Center are collaborating to offer All Stars Soccer, open to ALL children in grades 1-6, those with and without special needs. This six week program is designed as a non-competitive physical and social recreational activity for students who would enjoy a fun experience while building skills and learning the fundamentals of soccer.  Program will begin May 2 and will take place at Hatherly School Flannery Field from 4-5 p.m. on Fridays.  Click here for more details and registration information. 


Registration for Spring 2014 Scituate Recreation Programs

Open to all towns 

Scituate Recreation Spring 2014 registration date for Scituate Residents is Tuesday, February 25; Non-Resident Registration will be open March 4. 

All Stars provides recreation programs for ALL children, those with and without special needs who would prefer a less competitive atmosphere.  Our programs are highly motivating within a structured setting to build skills in a particular physical and social activity while having fun!  This more relaxed setting, along with a low student to staff ratio (3 to 1), offers the perfect opportunity for children with moderate special needs to participate in community programs alongside their friends and peers.

ALL STARS KARATE  Fridays, 8 weeks  April 4 – June 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.             No Class 4/18, 4/25  Fee: $85

ALL STARS RUNNING  Saturdays 9 weeks April 5 - June 7  9:30-10:30 am           No class 4/19  Fee $95

Summer Programming Preview

Summer registration will begin Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the following programs:

All Stars Summer Games Spectacular (back by popular demand!)  

Tuesday evenings beginning July 1, 6 weeks of sports and games!

Maritime Adventures Week of July 21

All Stars Summer Youth Program (Ages 6-10)  Week of August 11

All Stars Tween Extreme (Ages 11-14)  Week of August 11

All Stars Teen Extreme (Ages 15+)  Week of August 11


The Scituate Recreation summer brochure will be up for viewing the first week in March.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORMS must be filled out by Tuesday, March 18, 2014 for the April 1st registration.  You must contact the office directly to get a form.


Click here for more information on how to register for Scituate Recreation programs. 

For 2013, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Grace E. Brooks Trust as well as our community fundraising supporters!


Registration for Winter 2014 Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs

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

We are pleased to sponsor another cycle of Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs running six weeks March 3rd – April 11th

For each program, we have identified highly qualified SPS staff and aide support to provide a low staff to student ratio (usually 1:3 for social groups and 1:4 for academic courses) to assure the quality of this programming for our students. Unfortunately, we no longer accept out-of-town registrations for Scituate Public Schools' academic and social development programs, except for students tuitioned into SPS or Scituate students who are enrolled out of district.

Registration deadline is February 14th. There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after February 14th.

For 2013-14, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, CVS Caremark and Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 550 U.A. as well as our community fundraising supporters!

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

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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