December 09, 2016
The following letter was circulated for signatures in November 2016 to organizations, schools and colleges, faith communities, and elected officials in the state of Maine in response to rising acts of racism and xenophobia, anti-immigrant political rhetoric, and the resulting fears and uncertainties faced by immigrant communities. With thanks to the signatories who have pledged to protect civil rights, please circulate, share, and post this letter. Preble Street is proud to be represented among those who signed.
To our immigrant friends, neighbors, colleagues, and fellow community members: We support and pledge to defend your civil rights and to work toward building communities of compassion, dignity, and safety for all.
View or download a poster of the pledge here.
Learn more about the pledge here.
November 15, 2016
In a 2016 fiscal-year analysis, Preble Street, a Portland-based social service agency, was awarded Charity Navigator’s top rating, four stars, for a 12th consecutive year.
Recording an overall average of 98.23 points out of a possible 100, with a perfect score in the area of “accountability and transparency,” Preble Street ranked among the highest-scored nonprofits in the country. The agency, dedicated to providing accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocating for solutions to those problems, was also recognized for fundraising efficiency and revenue growth.
The premier rating is awarded to nonprofits exceeding industry standards and outperforming most charities in their cause category.
“Less than 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Preble Street outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator Preble Street apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” said Michael A. Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.