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 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, ages 3-22, 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

2015 Gala:  10th Anniversary Music Video

2015 Gala:  Testimonials

CORSE Kids on Wahlburgers TV Show

Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Additional Footage of CORSE Kids at Wahlburgers

2014 Gala Music Video-Tribute to All Stars Coach Mike

CORSE Overview Presentation (revised July 2015)

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.  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.


Summer Recreation Programs

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

Registration underway for:

Maritime Adventures with AccesSports America, Ages 6-22

All Stars Summer Extreme (Grades 5-8)

Click here to register.

Registration is also underway for All Stars Summer Youth Camp (Grades 1-4).  There are only 10 slots left.  Call Scituate Recreation at 781-545-8738 to register.


Stayed tuned for more summer programming, Registration will be available shortly

Programs Open to ALL Towns:

Skateboarding Grades 1-8 June 26-29 M-Th 8-10am

Therapeutic Horseback Riding TBD

Tennis with Aceing Autism Ages 6-22 Mondays 7/10-8/14  5:45-6:30pm

Programs Open to SPS/Scituate Students:

Will run Fridays 6/30-8/4

Preschool Yoga

Preschool Circle of Friends with Music Therapy

Preschool-Kindergarten Sunshine Adventurers

Grades K-3 Best Buddies Field Trip Fridays

Grades 4-6 Best Buddies Field Trip Fridays

Grades 3-6 Math Investigators and Summer Packets

Grades 3-6: Reading and Summer Packets

Grades 7-12: Gates/HS Summer Enrichment & Packets

Grades 7-12 Best Buddies Traveling Tuesdays 6/27-8/1

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, South Shore Playhouse Associates and Kate's Voice as well as our community fundraising supporters.


CORSE receives two awards this Fall!

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. 


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! 


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 11th Annual Gala on October 22nd.  We were once again overwhelmed by our heart-warming and generous guests, the unbelievable auction items and many touching moments, especially as we celebrated our Gates and High School Best Buddies Programs.  We hope everyone had a wonderful evening!  A very special thanks to the Scituate Recreation Department for honoring Tracy Johnston with the Community Spirit Award that evening as well!

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, Cassi Belmarsh, Melissa Burrill, Kat Cozzi, Kristin Erickson, Suzanne Erwin, Judi Johnson, Tracy Johnston, Juli McLaughlin, Erin McLoughlin, Jennifer Novak, Melissa O’Brien, Jennifer O’Neill, Nina Riley, Jen Roche, Gwen Rodgers, Jen Spinale, Carolyn Timmons), Hatherly Country Club, SCTV and Susan Dillman (Video Presentation).




                      (L-R) Jim Cantwell, Bill Johnston. Tracy Johnston,

                                           Tony Vegnani, Maura Glancy


Spring Recreation Programs

Registration for the following programs begins March 23 at 6:30 pm for Scituate residents, March 30 for non-residents:

  • All Stars Jiu Jitsu (open to all towns)
  • All Stars Nautical Mile (open to all towns)

Please click here for more information.

Scituate Recreation is also accepting Summer Registrations for the CORSE Programs listed below.  Non-residents may register April 4.

  • All Stars Youth Camp, Grades 1-4
  • All Stars Summer Extreme Camp, Grades 5-8
  • Maritime Adventures through AccesSport America, Ages 6-22


We are very grateful to FOX 25 for awarding us Hometown Team for Scituate's Zip Trip!

On Friday, July 29, Fox 25 visited Scituate for their traditional summer zip trips and highlighted the work of the CORSE Foundation!  We were awarded the Hometown Team Award for our work integrating children with special needs and their families into the South Shore community. Click here to see video footage. 


Thanks once again to our generous community for supporting our 10th Annual Golf Tournament!

Our 10th Annual Golf Tournament "Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E." took place at at Scituate Country Club on May 20, 2016. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of the Golf Tournament, especially the donors listed below.

A HUGE Thank-You to our Major Sponsors

We are very grateful and appreciative of your generosity!

Event Sponsor: Annese Family

Dinner Sponsor: LeVangie Electric

Lunch Sponsor: Jeff & Gerry Lynch

Recognition Ceremony Sponsor:  Granite City Electric, Steve Helle

Golfer's Gift Sponsor: Donald & Laura O'Keefe, In Memory of Kay O'Keefe

19th Hole Par-Tee Sponsor:  Brait Builders Corporation

Closest to the Pin Sponsor:  Susan & Harvey Gates

Longest Drive Sponsor: Bob & Eileen Hamel, Hamel, Marcin, Dunn, Reardon & Shea, P.C 

Many thanks to our Golf Committee for their hard work on this event:  Kristin Erickson, Melanie Legge, Anne Lambert, Cassi Belmarsh, Mariah Avallone, Suzanne Erwin, Janet McDonough, Jennifer O’Neill, Jen Roche, Gwen Rodgers, Carolyn Timmons, Melissa O’Brien, Jennifer Novak, Melissa Burrill, Tracy Johnston.


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!


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.


New, EASY Way to Help Raise Money for CORSE

If you are already shopping at Amazon it's just a click away! Click here for more information.  


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