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

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Thank you Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance!

August 22, 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of our "Opportunity Drawing" through Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in hopes of winning a 2023 Infiniti QX60 Luxe. The winning ticket was drawn Sunday, August 21st at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and we are so happy for Wendell H. who WON!

We have been truly honored to have been selected to participate this year. It has been a tremendous experience for us and given us the opportunity to gain worldwide exposure.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

June 10, 2022

Salinas, CA -- Enrique "Ricky" Ruiz, Auto/Diesel Repair Student, was one of 22 students from the 2022 graduating class who were awarded High School Diplomas from Rancho Cielo Youth Campus in partnership with John Muir Charter School on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The Commencement ceremony was held in Rancho Cielo's Sally Hughes Church Amphitheater. Rancho Cielo's Vocational Training Programs are high-skill career technical programs for Monterey County students such as Ricky who seek a Vocational Training Certificate as they earn their high school education.

Ricky spoke to the graduating class...

Rancho Cielo Welcomes a New Member to its Leadership Team. 

February 8, 2022

Rancho Cielo is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to its Leadership Team, Chris Devers, as Rancho Cielo’s New Chief Executive Officer.

Chris Devers, CEO- Chris has a long-time connection to the Ranch. He is deeply invested in the Monterey/Salinas area and is passionate about contributing to the well-being of this diverse community. Chris grew up on a walnut farm in the Central Valley and understands farming communities and the challenges and opportunities they bring. His most recent position was Senior Director, Monterey County Office of Education, Alternative...

Christmas Gift Drive

December 6, 2021

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for families. Please help us make the holiday season brighter for the youth we serve by donating new, unwrapped gifts to our Christmas Gift Drive.

In just three easy steps, you’ll be able to bring joy and comfort that will last long past the holidays.

  1. Select a student(s) & select one of the three gifts from their wish list (see Student Wish List )
  2. Send us your student(s) selection by emailing: crystalmurphy@ranchocieloyc.org - you will
  3. ...

Graduation 2021

June 30, 2021
Congrats to the 2021 graduates!

Construction Academy Graduation Photos

Ted Taylor Ag Vocational Center Graduation Photos

Community-Based Organization Open House

June 23, 2021

Join us for our summer Community-Based Organization Open House! You have two days to choose from: Tuesday, June 29th or Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. Both will be held from 10-11am We look forward to connecting with you, telling you about our new programs, and showing you around campus. Program info and goodie bags will be available. Register by tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th!

Virtual Jeep Drawing Wrap Up

June 21, 2021

J. McLaughlin Sip and Shop

June 1, 2021

Join us for a summer Sip and Shop at J. McLaughlin Carmel on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12.

15% of all sales through the Carmel store will benefit Rancho Cielo. Plus, you'll be entered in a drawing for a free scarf!

Can't make it? Call 831-741-1057 or email stcacarmel@jmclaughlin.com to place an order on those days, mention Rancho Cielo, and we'll get the 15%. Click here for the catalog. Curbside pickup, local delivery, and complimentary shipping available.

Snacks and drinks provided.

$20 Veggie Boxes now on sale!

May 25, 2021
Support Rancho Cielo by ordering $20 Veggie Boxes packed full of the Salinas Valley's freshest fruits and veggies.

Get them for yourself or sponsor boxes for families at the Salvation Army Salinas, Food Bank for Monterey County, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.

Orders Under 25 Boxes Pick up at Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Rd., Salinas, on Friday, August 20 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Orders Over 25 Boxes Delivered from August 17 to 20.

There are three ways to order: