Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!

On November 29th we asked you to make a donation to CCMT as part of the National Day of Giving Known as #GivingTuesday. Your donations will be used to support a wireless internet project at both CCMT schools.

Thanks to your contributions, we were able to reach our goal! Our new wireless internet system will be installed over the Christmas break, and will be ready for our teachers and students to use starting in January.





Love God. Love Others. That’s It.

Serving all of God’s blessed diversity, Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) is comprised of the oldest (public or private) operational K-8 elementary schools in The City of Toledo: Queen of Apostles Catholic School (Immaculate Conception – est. 1870, Sts. Peter and Paul – est. 1866, and St. James) and Rosary Cathedral Catholic School – est. 1915.  A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization CCMT provides residents of the Toledo’s inner city with a K-8 education option that places God at the center of learning. 


Rosary Cathedral Catholic School            Queen of Apostles Catholic School
2535 Collingwood Blvd.                            235 Courtland Ave.
Toledo, OH 43610                                      Toledo, OH 43609
419-243-4396                                             419-241-7829


Mission Statement: Rooted in the faith traditions of the Catholic Church, CCMT aims to improve human behavior through education and instilment of respect for self and others. 

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

CCMT provides K-8 instruction guided by the following Core Value Statements:

We believe in the faith traditions of the Catholic Church. It is through this faith standard that we provide students with the ability to make strong ethical choices. 

We believe in instilling morality by teaching students the necessary life skills of manners, character, and proper behavior.

Personal Responsibility
We believe in instruction of the person and the responsibility we hold for ourselves and all of God’s creation.

Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) is a Diocesan-wide ministry of The Diocese of Toledo. Organizationally, CCMT is led by an Executive Director with Principals at each educational location. The Executive Director is guided by an Advisory Board and The Diocese of Toledo.

CCMT Advisory Board:

  • Father Joseph Cardone
  • Mr. Dick Faist
  • Mr. Phil McWeeny
  • Mr. Ray Meiers
  • Mr. James O’Bryant

CCMT Executive Director
Gregory A. Guzmán, Ph.D.Greg Guzman
Central City Ministry of Toledo, Alumnus

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toledo
Master of Public Administration, Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science, Bowling Green State University




Rosary Cathedral Catholic School Principal
Mrs. Sarah Cullum

Master of Arts - Educational Administration, University of Notre Dame
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction, University of Toledo

Bachelor of Education, University of Toledo

2535 Collingwood Blvd. (near Islington in the Old West End)
Toledo, OH  43610

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Queen of Apostles Catholic School Principal
Sister Joselyn Weeman, SNDSister Joselyn Weeman

Master of Arts - Educational Administration, University of Toledo
Bachelor of Education, University of Toledo

235 Courtland Ave
Toledo, OH 43609
(419) 241-7829

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Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) has been recognized by the Toledo Blade and Workplace Dynamics for 3-consecutive years as a Top Workplace Organization and was a Better Business Bureau Torch Award Finalist in 2016 for Marketplace Ethics. 

As a strategic educational partner of The University of Notre Dame, Lourdes University, and Mercy College of Ohio, CCMT is proud of its successes:

  • 99% of CCMT graduates, who remain in the Catholic School System, graduate from high school.
  • 95% of all Toledo Diocesan students, who remain in the Catholic School System, go on to higher education.
  • Sending children to CCMT Schools saves taxpayer dollars.
  • Sending children to inner-city Catholic Schools, such as CCMT, reduces crimes rates, slows inner-city decay, while increasing community involvement and overall quality of life.




“I think anyone who plays any part in a company’s good doings, or in a foundation’s giving, couldn’t do better than use that input to produce real output for this cause of Catholic Schools.”
Late Editor-and-Founder of Forbes Magazine, Malcolm S. Forbes.

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

Give to Diocesan Ministries

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


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.



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.



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.