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This year marks the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) Urban All American Banquet. The event will take place on June 7th at the Pinnacle. Craig Krenzel of the 2002 National Championship Ohio State Football Team will be our speaker.  6pm to 8:30pm is the event, with the program beginning at 7pm.. At the Banquet we honor graduates of our schools that have closed or are still part of CCMT. The event is our primary fund-raiser for our schools, Queen of Apostles (Immaculate Conception – Darby) and Rosary Cathedral.

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Gregory A. Guzmán, Ph.D.Greg Guzman

Executive Director
Central City Ministry of Toledo, Alumnus

Catholic Center
1933 Spielbusch Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
419-244-6711

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Sarah CullumSarah Cullum

Principal, Rosary Cathedral School
2535 Collingwood Blvd. (near Islington in the Old West End)
Toledo, OH  43610
419-243-4396

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Sister Joselyn WeemanSister Joselyn Weeman

Principal-Minister at Queen of Apostles
235 Courtland Ave
Toledo, OH 43609
(419) 241-7829

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The Blade Top Workplaces 2015 were announced on January 25, 2015 and Central City Ministry of Toledo is on the list in the small companies category!

Central City Ministry of Toledo: Central City Ministry of Toledo, comprised of Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral Campuses, is a central city pre-K through 8th grade Diocesan school. Central City Ministry provides a strong academic and religious education to a diverse population while focusing on personal growth and compassion for others. We strive to develop life-long learners prepared to contribute to their community.

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Mission Statement

CCMT Catholic School, comprised of Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral Campuses, is a central city PreK-8 Diocesan school. CCMT provides a strong academic and religious education to a diverse population while focusing on personal growth and compassion for others. We strive to develop life-long learners prepared to contribute to their community.

Statement of Vision and Beliefs

CCMT Catholic School endeavors to prepare students to be responsible and productive citizens who are followers of Christ, now and in the future.

We believe:

  • Each child is a valuable gift from God, each uniquely capable of learning.
  • Parents/guardians and teachers are partners in educating students to their maximum potential.
  • Instruction must provide for the learning styles of all students, thus enabling students to assume their own learning.
  • Cultural diversity needs to be acknowledged, utilized, and celebrated.
  • All persons, regardless of age, are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ to serve the needs of others.

 

History

Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) was created in 1972 to provide a Christian education with a Catholic foundation to students in the central city of Toledo.  CCMT educates students regardless of their family’s financial circumstances or their religious background.  We operate two K-8 Catholic elementary campuses, Rosary Cathedral and Queen of Apostles that reinforce the Catholic faith, teach morals and values, and celebrate cultural diversity.

Our faculty and staff provide a safe, family atmosphere that helps children thrive and reach their educational capacity.  CCMT promotes academic excellence and fosters service, responsibility, respect, and self-discipline while striving to keep education affordable for families. 

Annually, approximately ninety-five per cent of our students receive financial aid to meet tuition requirements.  Ninety-three percent qualify for free or reduced lunches.  Many students are at-risk.  They come from single parent households, perhaps are being raised by grandparents or family/friends who are willing to assume the responsibility.  CCMT offers them a safe haven and a consistent environment that prepares them for success in high school, college, and life beyond.  
CCMT now operates as one school with two campuses focused on its primary goals:

  • Strengthen the core academic subjects (reading, writing, and math)
  • Provide teachers with professional development
  • Involve parents in the education of their children
  • Instill Gospel values through the Catholic tradition

 

Community Partnerships

We can’t do it alone. Collaborating with other organizations in the community has enabled CCMT to provide many more opportunities for the students than would otherwise be possible. CCMT has a successful history of  forging alliances with other groups to provide much-needed resources. Some of these include:

  • Christ Child Society
  • Herzing University
  • Knight Crockett Miller Insurance
  • Lourdes University
  • Mercy
  • Mercy College
  • Mobile Meals
  • Office Max
  • SJS Investment Consulting
  • St. John’s Jesuit
  • St. Ursula Academy
  • The Andersons, Inc.
  • Toledo Community Foundation
  • Toledo Grows (Toledo Botanical Gardens)
  • Waterford Bank

 

Enrichment Partners

  • Lourdes University
  • Owens Community College
  • Partners in Education
  • Toledo Grows (Toledo Botanical Gardens)
  • Toledo Rotary
  • University of Toledo
  • Women’s Initiative of the United Way
  • YMCA Storer Camps

 

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Catholic Parishioner Scholarship
  • Central City Ministry
  • Director’s Scholarship
  • Ed Choice
  • Joe Windham Scholarship
  • Jump Start Scholarship (grades K through 1)
  • Mary & George Kremer Foundation
  • Mercy
  • Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund
  • One Faith, Many Blessings

 

Parish Support

Since the inception of CCMT in the 1970s, parishes and schools in the Diocese of Toledo have been generous and loyal supporters, both financially and with their time.  Throughout the year, the CCMT Director, Development Officer and volunteers travel to different parishes spreading the word of CCMT.

Saint John XXIII, Perrysburg
Christ the King, Toledo
Corpus Christi, Toledo
St. Joan of Arc, Toledo
St. Joseph, Sylvania
St. Rose of Lima, Perrysburg

Give a gift to CCMT by clicking on the box below.

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Or, donations can be mailed to:
Central City Ministry of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch Ave.
Toledo, OH  43604
Thank you for your generosity!

 

Why Give to CCMT?

CCMT is rooted in the belief that education is the way to a more satisfying and enriching life.

Helping us in our mission are several thousand volunteers and donors, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who believe that every child should have the chance to attend a faith-based school, regardless of his/her socioeconomic status.

Our two campuses are a beacon of hope for families in the central city. Parents want their children to have the opportunities that they’ve never had. CCMT teachers work with the children to achieve success and prepare them for the rigors of high school, college, life and beyond.

 

How CCMT is Funded

The annual operating budget for Central City Ministry is $2 million dollars. Tuition payments from students and state funding cover only 67% of CCMT’s annual budget. Diocesan and parish support account for 10%. The remaining 23%, or $400,000, must be raised every year to provide a quality education to 400 students.

This funding comes mainly from individual donors, but also corporate gifts and grants.

 

Programs of Giving

Adopt-A-Class

By participating in the “Adopt-A-Class” program, you can see firsthand the difference your donation makes to not just one child, but an entire class. The sponsorship fee is $2,500 and there are many opportunities to meet with your class and become involved.

Annual Fund

Generous individuals who make contributions every year keep the schools open and operating. We are grateful for every gift.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to give to Central City Ministry of Toledo and ensure that your gift lives on in perpetuity. You can name CCMT as the beneficiary of an asset, such as a life insurance policy. Gifts of stock and property are handled on a case-by-case basis. The easiest way to give is to include Central City Ministry of Toledo in your will.

Unrestricted Bequest

This gift lets CCMT determine the wisest and most prudent use of funds at the time of receipt. Simply state in your will: “I give, devise, and bequeath to Central City Ministry of Toledo the sum of $__________ or _____ % of my estate.”

Endowed Bequest

This bequest allows you to restrict the principal of your gift, requiring CCMT to hold the funds permanently and use only a small percentage of the income they generate. For example, a bequest of $25,000 would generate an estimated interest of $1,500 every year to be used by CCMT.

Central City Ministry welcomes volunteers! We have a small staff so there is always plenty to do.

We’re flexible and can accommodate your schedule, whether you wish to help once a week or once a month. What are your strengths?

  • Cafeteria & playground supervision
  • Coaching a sports team
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Organizing a club
  • Special event planning

Contact Sarah Cullum, Principal, Rosary Cathedral at 419-243-4396. Contact Queen of Apostles school at 419-241-7829.

 

Tutoring

Tutors and mentors are needed to work one-on-one with the children on a consistent basis throughout the year. Many times the children just need someone to talk with and someone they can depend on. Do you have strength in a certain subject area?  We welcome tutors for any subject at any grade level.

Contact Sarah Cullum, Principal, Rosary Cathedral at 419-243-4396. Contact Queen of Apostles school at 419-241-7829.

 

Enrichment

We currently offer

  • Athletics
  • Choir
  • After-school programs

We would love to further enrich our children with visual and performing arts.

If you have a special skill you’d like to share with CCMT students (art, music, math, scouting, chess, sports coaching, etc.) or any other special skill you would like to share, please call Greg Guzman at 419-244-6711, ext. 154.

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