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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


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


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.





Click here to view a video shown at our 2014 Gala featuring photos from 2013-14 student programs and a special tribute to Coach Mike, our 2014 Compass Award Winner.





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2014 Compass Award Winner Mike Connor


Help provide needed support to children with special needs in our community through a contribution to our Foundation.  For more information, please click here.




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

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