Building Skills Transforming Lives



The Staff and Students of Rancho Cielo are constantly learning, participating in the community at large, and making a difference.

Click here to find out what Rancho Cielo events are coming up soon.


Julio 8, 2020

We are now recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year! Come out to an Open House at the Ranch to learn more about the programs and services that we offer.

Below are our Open House dates and times:

  • Tuesday, July 7th - 11 A.M. To 12 P.M.
  • Thursday, July 9th - 11 A.M. To 12 P.M.
  • Tuesday, July 14th - 11 A.M. To 12 P.M.
  • Thursday, July 16th - 6 P.M. To 7 P.M.
  • Tuesday, July 21st - 11 A.M. To 12 P.M.
  • Thursday, July 23rd - 11 A.M.
  • ...

Order or Donate a $20 Veggie Box

Julio 2, 2020
Supporting Rancho Cielo never tasted so good!

Order $20 Veggie Boxes filled with the Salinas Valley's freshest fruits and veggies. Buy them for yourself or sponsor boxes for families at the Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

To place an order, call Allison at 831-444-3507, fill out and send back this form , or complete the online order form below.

All orders must be placed by August 7 .

Pick up orders under 25 boxes at Rancho Cielo on Friday, August 21 from 11:30 am to...

Drive-thru Tri Tip BBQ on Aug. 21!

Julio 2, 2020

Unfortunately, Family Fun Day 2020 with all the FUN is being postponed until next year, but we're still firing up the grill! We hope to see you at our Drive-thru Tri Tip BBQ.

Cost: $12 Includes: Tri Tip, Salsa, Ranch Beans, Caesar Salad, Roll, Sweet Treat

When: Friday, August 21, 11:30 am - 2 pm Pick up at Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Rd., Salinas.

We'll also have Veggie Boxes available for pickup. Order yourself a box filled with fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables. You can also support three...

Youth Corps positions now available!

Junio 10, 2020

Help maintain the Rancho Cielo campus. No prior experience required. Work boots and pants provided.

Minimum wage. Full-time (Mon-Fri). Must be ages 18-24.

Supportive Services:

Supportive services provided such as resume help, referral services, and behavioral health services. Housing also available for those in need.

For More Information:

Edna Valdez, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator Phone: 831-998-6316 Email: evaldez@ranchocieloyc.org

Click here to learn more about the Rancho Cielo Youth Corps.

Click here for the Youth Corps Recruitment flyer.

Curbside Dinner Opening Night

Junio 8, 2020

Rancho Cielo’s Drummond Culinary Academy executed its first-ever take-out dinner service on Friday, June 5!

The students pumped out 119 entrees and learned a lot. They are excited to continue with curbside delivery in the upcoming weeks.

We'd like to give big thanks to everyone that placed an order.

Check out the Curbside Menu here .

Rancho Cielo students receive masks from the community

Junio 4, 2020

We put out a call for face masks for our students and our community came through with tons of support!

Thank you to everyone who donated face masks:

  • Adriana Tiscareno
  • Cannery Row Company and Ted Balestreri
  • Chef Paul and Barbara Lee
  • Hedley & Bennett
  • Mary Lynn Smith
  • Ocean Mist Farms and Loreana Medina
  • Pebble Beach Company
  • The Tzu-Chi Foundation and Alejandrina Vigil

Thank you for helping to bring us one step closer to reopening!

Curbside Dinner Starts June 5!

Junio 1, 2020

Place your order for your Rancho Cielo Curbside Dinner! Service begins this week on Friday, June 5th!!

The goal of our curbside food service is to provide an opportunity for our students to complete their vocational training and earn their culinary certificates before the end of the year. Please consider supporting their efforts!

Click here for the full menu and ordering instructions.

Youth Corps Garden Pond Demo

Junio 1, 2020

Last month, the Rancho Cielo Youth Corps did some demo work on campus. They removed an unused pond from the garden. A special shout out goes to volunteer Sam Funk for helping the crew out.

Transitional Housing Residents in Monterey County Weekly

Mayo 7, 2020

Check out our Transitional Housing residents in the Monterey County Weekly . In the article, they talk about what it's like to shelter-in-place on campus.