Building Skills

Transforming Lives

Our Mission

Rancho Cielo invests in all young people facing challenges for success through diploma education, vocational training, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and affirming environment.



Our Programs

Imagine the immense potential residing within every young person, in a setting that helps them make it real. This is the essence of Rancho Cielo. We invest in the education, training, and counseling of youth facing challenges, and they, in turn, reward our belief with their success.

August 19, 2024

Veggie Box & BBQ

October 18, 2024

Jazz at the Ranch

August 19, 2024

Veggie Box & BBQ

October 18, 2024

Jazz at the Ranch

DINING AT

Rancho Cielo



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DINING AT

Rancho Cielo

Enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes prepared by student trainees at our Drummond Culinary Academy. Open for dinner service on Friday nights, students prepare and serve meals in a unique, sophisticated setting.

What’s Happening

Rancho Cielo’s Drummond Culinary Academy Class of 2024

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Rancho Cielo Awarded $1.5 Million YouthBuild Grant

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Rancho Awarded Chevron Aces for Access Grant

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What’s Happening

The Friday, June 7 Drummond Culinary Academy graduation ceremony was packed with memorable moments. Speeches from DCA Founder Bert Cutino and Salinas Mayor Kimbley Craig and scholarships and awards presented […]

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Rancho Cielo has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Workforce Investment’s Division of Youth Services, administered through its YouthBuild program, which spans over 40 states and […]

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Rancho Cielo is a proud recipient of the Chevron Aces for Access grant totaling $50,000. This generous grant is made possible through a collaborative effort with the AT&T Pebble Beach […]

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Get Involved


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There are many ways to support Rancho Cielo, from sponsorship opportunities to business partnerships benefit our students and their career goals.

Men and women volunteers

From one-on-one mentorship to onsite gardening, we are always looking for dependable, caring and enthusiastic volunteers.

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Your generosity helps support Rancho Cielo's mission to curb gang violence in Monterey County through education and vocational training.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS