"The key to America's continuing competitive strength is the ability for future workers to think globally, not just locally."
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor - Elaine L. Chao
This is the philosophy of the CA Foundation. CAF continues to provide emerging leaders in rural communities with scholarships for educational advancement, both here at home and abroad. Led by leaders from all over the country, the foundation helps cultivate new, globally minded citizens through education, work, and travel. CAF has awarded more than $2 million dollars to young Americans striving to obtain their career dreams. Scholarships benefit a wide range of young people in the fields of nursing, agriculture, and many other training programs. CAF takes a "world view" that young people should be encouraged to visit countries and work with businesses to encourage both the businesses and scholarship participants to think globally.