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We would like to express our gratitude and thank everyone who helped make the 10th Annual Scituate North Pole Express on Sunday, December 10th a tremendous success. With over 3,000 people attending and many of them visiting from outside of our community, they all got a taste of Scituate hospitality at its finest. What a pleasure it is to live in such a giving and generous community.  The proceeds from this event benefitted both the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) and SHORE (Scituate High Opportunities and Resources for Education).

It does take a village to pull together an event of this magnitude and we would like to thank the multitude of volunteers from the SHORE and CORSE organizations as well as Rich Hebert, Bob McQuaid and Jean DiGiacomondrea who bring so much joy to the children.  We are also very grateful to our generous event donors: Stop and Shop, Owl’s Crossing Preschool, Russell D. Field & Son, Peggy Lawton, Lapel’s Cleaners, Anne Lambert Allen, Roche Brothers, Shaw’s, and Village Market.

We cannot tell you how many glowing comments we received from parents, grandparents and the young children themselves who attended!

Thank you all for your generosity of time and talent,

Scituate North Pole Express Chairs

Tracy Johnston, Marybeth Fassnacht CORSE

Alice Montgomery, Laurie Withrow, Audrey Melanson SHORE


Thank you for another fabulous CORSE Foundation Gala!

Once again, our community came out to support the Scituate CORSE Foundation at our 12th Annual Gala on October 21st.  We were sold out in 3 weeks!! We continue to be overwhelmed by our heart-warming and generous guests, the unbelievable auction items and a great tribute to our COMPASS Award winners, Joe and Deb Annese.  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, Cassi Belmarsh, Melissa Burrill, Pat Concannon, Kristin Erickson, Suzanne Erwin, Tracy Johnston, Sarah Lannon, Julie Meredith, Juli McLaughlin, Erin McLoughlin, Amy Pischel, Gwen Rodgers, Jen Spinale, Carolyn Timmons), Hatherly Country Club, The Aldous Collins Band, Connor Gibbons and Susan Dillman (Video Presentation).

CORSE Invests Over  $1 Million Back to our Community's Children!


The CORSE Foundation celebrates the incredible milestone of investing $1 million dollars in integrated programming and resources for our community's children. This $1 million milestone has been accomplished in just 11 short years thanks to all those who supported CORSE over the years. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has made this fantastic accomplishment possible.  Please click here to see highlights of what we’ve achieved together over the past 11 years.



A huge thank you to Paul Wahlberg for his continued support of CORSE on Autism Awareness Day.   For the 2nd year, Paul generously donated 10% of the proceeds from his Hingham, Fenway and Lynnfield Wahlburgers Restaurants on Autism Awareness Day to CORSE!!!    And to make the day even more special, Paul sponsored 'Wahlberg Cookie Baking Day', coming to Scituate to make puzzle piece cookies with our kids.

Thank you Paul! 


Thanks once again to our generous community for supporting our 11th Annual Golf Tournament!


Our 11th Annual Golf Tournament "Hit the Course for C.O.R.S.E." took place at Scituate Country Club on June 23, 2017. We would like to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the success of the Golf Tournament, especially the following major sponsors:

We are very grateful and appreciative of your generosity!

Event Sponsor: Annese Family

Dinner Sponsor: LeVangie Electric

Lunch Sponsor: Jeff & Gerry Lynch

19th Hole Par-Tee Sponsor:  Granite City Electric, Steve Helle

Recognition Ceremony Sponsor:  Granite City Electric, Steve Helle

Registration Sponsor: Brait Builders Corporation

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

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, Jennifer O’Neill, Gwen Rodgers, Melissa O’Brien, Jennifer Novak, Melissa Burrill, Tracy Johnston, Colleen Lewis, Kat Cozzi, Amy Pischel, Julie Meredith, Juli McLaughlin.



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! 


Click here to view the video shown at our 2017 Gala featuring photos from 2016-17 student programs.



CORSE President Tracy Johnston was a guest on WATD 95.9s South Shore Live program on November 20, 2017.  Click the player below to hear that interview. 



Click on the headline listed below to view the complete article:

South Shore Live - Tracy Johnston 11/20/2017
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Joe Norton, Tracy Johnston, Joe Annese, Deb Annese, Jim Cantwell, Tony Vegnani


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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