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After nine years in historic Salem, Massachusetts, The School for Field Studies (SFS) world headquarters opened its doors at Cummings Center in Beverly this month. Founded in 1980, SFS is a premier environmental study abroad provider for undergraduate college students.

To celebrate its new space and engage with the community, SFS will host alumni, friends and members of the community at a ribbon cutting and celebration on April 26th from 5 to 7 PM. Beverly Mayor William F. Scanlon, Jr. will cut the ribbon along with SFS Interim President Jack Waggett and SFS founder and Board Chairperson Terry Andreas.

“After a rich 31-year history of educating environmental leaders, SFS is ushering in a new era of growth,” said Jack Waggett, Interim President of The School for Field Studies. “We have just introduced a new environmental program in Panama to our offerings and were recently selected as one of the best nonprofits to work for. Our move to the new headquarters positions us for sustainable growth in a manner that is reflective of our past and current values.”

In February, SFS was selected as one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by national nonprofit web site Opportunity Knocks.

SFS moved its world headquarters to Cummings Center as it provides a venue for future growth and greater opportunities for “greening.” Cummings Center is a nationally recognized economic development site powered in part by an 800-panel, 235-kilowatt solar array. The solar array is expected to produce enough energy annually to power nearly 40 typical suburban homes. Construction is also underway for another 325-kilowatt solar installation, as well.

For an invitation to the April 26 ribbon cutting ceremony, please contact Priscilla Deck at 978 219 5140 or

The new headquarters address is:

The School for Field Studies

100 Cummings Center, Suite 534-G

Beverly, MA 01915