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The CORSE Foundation's mission is to provide the highest quality social, academic, recreation, therapeutic and work-skills development programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential. Through fundraising activities, the Foundation is able to allocate monies for a wide range of enrichment and supplemental resources that will benefit children, parents and educators within our community. 


Our RFP process will fairly and equitably distribute funds for supplemental programs, serving children with special needs, ages 3 to 22.  Although our primary mission is to serve children with special needs, we strive to fund integrated programs and supportive resources that will benefit ALL children in the community, with sufficient staffing and supports so that children with special needs can successfully access these opportunities alongside their peers. Once a year, the Foundation Board will accept requests for proposals from Scituate Public School educators, Scituate Recreation and associated organizations. Legally, the CORSE Foundation cannot fund basic staffing and services required of the school system by state and federal education laws. However, with alternative funding, expanded and enhanced programming can have a profound effect on those whose educational needs are greatest. Examples of proposals funded are outlined below. RFP applications must meet certain eligibility requirements as outlined in the application form.


Proposals should be submitted electronically to corsefoundation@comcast.netProposal requests deadline for academic year 2023-24 and summer 2024 TBD.


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Since 2006, the CORSE Foundation has awarded funds for a wide range of proposals that support all children within the community, especially those with special needs. These proposals include supplemental programming in the areas of academics, social development, community and recreational experiences. Additionally, the Foundation has provided funds for supplemental resources for Scituate Public Schools -- in the areas of professional development, parent resources and training, technology, student support and family services-- which benefit all students attending SPS.  Examples of proposals funded:


Social and Academic Programming

  • Integrated social programs PreK-12

  • Integrated academic programs: Math, Reading/Writing, Executive Functioning

  • Peer Mentor programs 

  • SibShops


Staff & Parent Training/Resources

  • PAC website for parent resource information

  • Professional Development for Parents and SPS Staff - bringing speakers in, sending to conferences

  • Social Thinking

  • Executive Functioning

  • Social/Emotional Development


Recreation Programming

  • All-Stars Sports - Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Running, Karate

  • All-Stars Summer programs:  Youth and Tween

  • Web-based social stories for parents to preview programming

  • iCan Bike Camp to teach children with special needs, ages 8-18, how to ride a two-wheeler; first to bring this camp to Massachusetts

  • Maritime Adventures through AccesSport America:  Week-long camp for adaptive windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, sailing and paddle boarding

  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding

  • Swimming 

  • Tennis with Aceing Autism 


Supplemental Student and Family Services

  • "Let's Go" Community Events: Planned family events - movies, dining out, skating, boating, bowling

  • Music Therapy programs for Early Childhood Center, PLC/ILC, middle and high school classrooms*

  • Early Childhood Center Art Therapy program

  • Early Childhood Center Field Science Curriculum

  • Yoga program for ECC, PLC/ILC and Middle School classrooms*

  • Gates Middle School band consultant from South Shore Conservatory

  • Work Skills Development programs - training and internships

  • Yearly SHS Scholarships


* PLC/ILC (Primary and Intermediate Learning Centers) are substantially separate classrooms for more intensive elementary students


Equipment, Technology and Materials

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems and Technology Work Areas

  • Memory assessment test kit for school psychologists

  • HS greenhouse for vocational/life-skills program

  • Equipment for High School Adaptive PE class

  • Computers to enhance accommodations

  • “Brain Pop” and “Brain Pop Jr.” software to enhance curriculum learning via visuals

  • Children’s books on disabilities for elementary school libraries and the town library

  • Classroom Amplification Systems: District Grades 1 and 2

  • Behavioral Progress Monitoring for High School

  • Dimension M: Educational video games to improve student math performance in algebra

  • Bass in Guitar Class – Middle School Music Program, for students with motor skill needs

  • Lexia licenses: reading assistance technology

  • VoiceThread

  • Adaptive Rock Wall for Scituate High School

  • Camp Water Slide

  • Karate mat Covers

  • ipads for virtual instrument use

  • Wii gym stations

  • Read Naturally

  • Flexible seating for classrooms



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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