About CEEM

CEEM is a membership cooperative dedicated to increasing wealth, prosperity and educational outcomes  for the African-American community. Membership is open to all residents of California who are willing to make contributions in our efforts to promote wealth of African-Americans. Membership cost is $100 dollars per person.

CEEM is committed to:

  •  UNITING IN OUR EFFORTS for collective Advancement
  • Acting with respect, integrity and trust
  •  Advocating for greater opportunities and economic advancement for African Americans

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Our Core Values

    Our power is in our unity. Member are owner's and everybody's equal. CEEM Members have an equal voice(one vote) in the decision-making process.


   CEEM uses the exemplary leadership of the Civil Rights Movement to educate and encourage dedication to community, drive results on our behalf


   Focused awareness and promotion of our community drives success. CEEM is an advocate for economic wealth and progress of African-Americans.
Our strategic direction advances and empowers current and future generations to keep the collective wealth within the communities we serve.


   Our word is our bond! CEEM members operate with integrity, trust, and respect. Integrity in our business dealings, valuing the trust of our community, and operating with a respect for all.  These are time-honored values reinforced by CEEM that enable success for the collective and most importantly the advancement of our community.


CEEM expands members’ business opportunities in the African-American consumer market by leveraging the collective to support our member businesses. This results in collective economic prosperity that turns dollars over more frequently by providing widely distributed economic benefits.
Providing a refund of the profit that is proportionate to how much you spend in CEEM owned or incubated businesses.

Areas of Success

We have identified 13 areas where we in the Inland Empire have achieved significant success. Each of those areas are represented by a Champion (representative on CEEM's Board of Directors) who is a leader in their Area of Success. Many people will find themselves in more than one Area of Success; when we become more successful, we normally do so in more than one way. As a member of CEEM, please join all applicable Areas of Success.Explore Areas of Success