St. Matthew’s Cathedral has been involved in education throughout our history. Currently, we sponsor or assist several schools and ministry to schools on our campus:
Aberg Center – The mission of the Aberg Center for Literacy is to provide literacy training for adults, free childcare for the children of the students, classes for learning Spanish and English, pre-GED education, citizenship classes, and life skills classes.
Bishop’s Camp – Bishop’s Camp is our free summer Day Camp for children entering K-8 with the aim of enriching children’s lives through reading, math, the arts & faith.
Instituto Teologico – The Instituto Teologico de San Mateo provides theological formation in Spanish language for those discerning for diaconal ministry and lay continuing education.
Stanton Center – The Bishop Stanton Center for Ministry Formation trains candidates for ministry as Deacons, bi-vocational priests in rural areas, youth ministers, cross-cultural formation, lay preachers and general enrichment in lay theological formation.
Summer in the City – The Summer in the City program works alongside the Bishop’s Camp for youth groups both in the Diocese of Dallas and beyond. These young people spend a week during the summer living at the Cathedral and serving in urban ministries throughout the City of Dallas.
Mi Escuelita – The Cathedral provides space for Mi Escuelita Preschool. Ki Escuelita is a separate non-profit that provides early childhood education to low income at-risk children in the Dallas area. The St. Matthew’s campus is one of five locations for Mi Escuelita in the Dallas area.
Cesar Chavez Learning Center – St. Matthew’s provides volunteers for Cesar Chavez Learning Center who serve as tutors, mentors, neighborhood relations committee, and a variety of volunteer positions.