About

The CEMA Foundation dba Cultural Enrichment, Music, and Arts Foundation, is a 501c3 not-for-profit volunteer-led, mission-driven organization that has been created to serve the multi-cultural community in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Our name defines who WE are and what we specialize in... Cultural Enrichment, Music, and Arts...CEMA. Our educational initiatives offers a number of events and opportunities for all arts, all people, all ages. We believe that music is the best form of communication in the world, and our MUSIC events provide music appreciation to all ages on every level. Our ART programs provide opportunities for men, women, young adults and children to embrace their own beauty and nourish their love for art. We offer ALL of our events and services to everyone.  Programs and activities developed by CEMA are designed to:

  • Promote educational, cultural, recreational and other charitable activities in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia for the benefit of the residents of all of these communities.

  • Enhance and strengthen the cultural, educational, charitable, civic and community infrastructure in Washington, DC, and its neighboring communities.

  • Promote the cultural arts through music, drama, fine arts, entertainment, sports, recreation and other charitable activities through community events and group activities.

  • Develop and promote the annual Cultural Enrichment, Music, and Arts Festival and Conference aka CEMAFEST as a community event for the benefit of the residents of Washington DC, neighboring communities, and tourists.

  • Pursue public and private grants, donations and contributions, to be recognized by state and local taxing authorities as a tax-exempt organization and to be able to partner with other nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the community at large.

 

Our community events are a tremendous asset to any community. We provide services to all people, all arts, all ages. A lot of our community events are FREE and open to the general public. We have activities for everyone! Men, women, Seniors, children and good ole fashioned family fun! At our festivals, we want everyone in the community to experience the pulchritude of music and the arts first hand while raising awareness about CEMA and signing up new participants.

All CEMA programming supports the institutional mission: the annual conference “CEMAFEST”, The Professional Enhancement Development (PED) Program, “It’s Never Too Late” Senior Program, CEMA Radio and TV, as well as a vibrant Internship program. CEMA also offers special programming and events with community partners throughout the year.

The Cultural Enrichment, Music, and Arts Foundation supports the growth and cultural enrichment of the Washington DC Metropolitan area and all its surrounding communities to include Maryland and Virginia through community partnerships that promote music, drama, the fine arts, entertainment, sports, recreation and other activities. 

"We believe all people, all ages can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world through all arts."

 

Our Mission

To create opportunities to embrace the diversity of cultures in our community through cultural enrichment, music, and the arts.

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Our Vision

To provide the most effective art experiences that strengthen our community.

Our Values

To develop a long history of shaping the lives of all people, all cultures, all ages through our community events, community services, and affiliations within the Community. 

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