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!

  • 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 #



Summer 2014 Programming

Registration is now underway for the following summer sports and recreation programs, open to all towns:

  • All Stars Summer Games Spectacular (Grades 1-8) Tuesday evenings beginning July 1
  • All Stars Maritime Adventures (Ages 6-22) Week of July 21
  • All Stars Tennis (Ages 6-22) Monday evenings beginning June 30
  • All Stars Summer Youth Camp (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

Click here for more information about summer sports and recreation programs.

We are pleased to sponsor another cycle of Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs running five weeks July 11th – August 8th:

  • Circle of Friends Plus Music Therapy (PreK)

  • Friends and Fun (Grades K-3)

  • PLC/ILC/Gates Learning Centers Community Field Trips 

  • Reading/Writing Enrichment Plus! (Grades 3-6)

  • Math Investigators Plus! (Grades 3-6)

  • Gates/HS Summer Enrichment Support

  • Gates/HS Traveling Tuesdays

Click here for more information regarding summer academic and social programs

Unfortunately Therapeutic Horseback Riding will not run this summer due to Linda Adam's recent surgery.  We have every intention of bringing it back for 2015. 

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


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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