About CEMA


CEMA Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Organization

All CEMA programming supports the institutional mission: the outreach programs, “Personal Enhancement Development” aka PED Youth Program, “It’s Never Too Late” Senior Program, as well as a vibrant Internship and after school program.  CEMA also offers special programming and events with community partners throughout the year.


Street Outreach

Through our street outreach program we focus on building relationships within the communities we serve, develop on-going volunteer support, collect donations to fund our community programs, and distribute literature to spread the word about our internship programs, other community outreach programs, and general information about community projects.



Our workshops are designed to help develop listening and communication skills and introduce the idea of the body rhythm. We start out with activities that are great for energizing a group and building the creative risk to allow everyone to take creative leadership. Teaching is as much about entertaining your audience as informing them. We make our workshops lively, varied,fun and unexpected so that our participants will learn more — and be 

more likely to come back for more. 



To create opportunities to learn, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of local and World cultures through music and the arts.




To develop a long history of shaping the lives of our youth and inspiring all people, all ages, through all arts. 



The CEMA Foundation staff and volunteers work many hours planning music and arts after school programs, developing social services resources, developing special community fundraising events, holding workshops and training classes, and general operations. ​​Collaboration and partnerships are the foundation of our projects. Without the knowledge, resources, capabilities, and manpower that partnerships can bring, we would be unable to accomplish the depth and number of programs we have developed. Likewise, without our excellence in planning and management skills, our ability to build and 

nurture community partnerships would not be a reality. ​ 



How We're Helping

We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place through music and the arts. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our interns and volunteers.  


Be A Mentor

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! 


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.