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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:

Video: Community Reflections on the Impact of CORSE

CORSE Photos  (Shutterfly website)


      Pictures of CORSE Programming

CORSE Kids on Wahlburgers TV Show

2014 Gala Music Video-Tribute to All Stars Coach Mike

CORSE Overview Presentation (revised November 2014)

Very Special Entertainment from 2013 Gala

2013 Gala Photo Slideshow

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.

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Thank you to our donors!

2014 was another wonderful year for CORSE thanks to ALL of our phenomenal donors. Because of our generous community, we continue to provide integrated academic, social and recreational programs that are accessible for all of our community's kids to participate! 

As 2014 has come to a close, we would like to sincerely thank you for your incredible on-going support to the CORSE foundation.  Since 2006, we have run over 300 programs (301!) with 3,766 registrations and 736 program volunteers putting $625,000 back into our community through programming and resources.

Programming and highlights from CORSE during 2014 – thanks to you:

  • 1 of 3 invited guest speakers for the first annual Doug Flutie Jr. Partner Summit to discuss CORSE programming
  • CORSE kids appeared on Wahlburgers TV show!
  • Integrated social development programs
  • Integrated academic support programs
  • Integrated sports programs: basketball, karate, running
  • Specialized sports programs: swimming, tennis and gymnastics
  • Integrated socially-based summer camps for youth, tweens and teens
  • Maritime Adventures specialty camp with AccesSport America: sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and canoeing
  • Customized peer mentor and Best Buddies models; we hit record high participation with 52 Gates and 71 High School Best Buddies participants!
  • Let’s Go Community Events: movies, skating, dining out, skiing
  • SibShops for siblings of children with special needs 
  • Over $10,000 provided to families for financial and/or accessibility assistance 
  • Music therapy and Yoga for the district’s intensive needs classrooms and a Gates Band consultant  
  • HS scholarships to 15 students, given not only to students who overcame challenges utilizing special education services but also to dedicated CORSE volunteers
  • Professional development, curriculum and equipment for the district 
  • Educational programs and resource materials for parents

For a listing of donors, click here.



Thank you from Scituate North Pole Express

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 7th Annual Scituate North Pole Express a tremendous success. Approximately 2500 people attended, many from outside of our community, and all got a taste of Scituate hospitality at its finest. We are extremely grateful to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made this wonderful event possible, and especially to the Scituate High School students who volunteered as elves, Santa’s helpers, Frosty, Rudolph, platform crew and carolers! Countless glowing comments were received from parents and grandparents, as well as from delighted young children who clearly had a magical time!





Thank You for Another Fabulous CORSE Foundation Gala!

Once again, our community came out to support the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) at our 9th annual Gala on October 25th.  We were once again overwhelmed by our heart-warming and generous guests, the 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 our Gala Committee (Anne Lambert Allen, Mariah Avallone, Elaine Bleckley, Susan Campbell, Sheila Chaisson, Suzanne Erwin, Judi Johnson, Tracy Johnston, Jane McGovern, Melissa O’Brien, Jennifer O’Neill, Carolyn Timmons), Scituate Country Club, Mike Connor (our COMPASS Award winner, SCTV and Susan Dillman (Video Presentation) Penny Locke (Auctioneer) and The Gathering Band.   A special thank you to our community’s kids  (Abbey & Billy Johnston, Athena & Aurora Avallone, Derek Allen, Aidan & Gavin Chaisson, Edmond Nolan, Karly Erickson, Jennifer Spinale (teacher), Hannah Jordan, Cole Cadigan) whose children put on a phenomenal video presentation for Coach Mike. 

Tracy Johnston

President, Scituate CORSE Foundation – on behalf of our Board of Directors



                       2014 Compass Award Winner Mike Connor

Winter Recreation Programs

All-Stars Karate:   Fridays Jan 9- March 13 5:45-6:45

All-Stars Basketball:   Saturdays Jan 10- March 7  

      Grades 1-2:  8:30-9:30 am  Grades 3-8:  9:30-10:30am

Swimming: Saturday mornings

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.

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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