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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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$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:

Volunteers Needed for Virtual Mock Interviews

May 6, 2021

Dates available below, simply click on the link to sign up. Time required: 30 mins. Zoom link and materials, including questions, will be emailed to you. No experience in field is required, all you need to do is show up, we’ll take care of the rest! Thanks for your support.

Ag Mechanical/Electrical: Thursday, May 13 @10am

DCA Group 1: Tuesday, May 18 @ 10am

RCCA Group 2: Thursday, May 20th @ 9am

DCA Group 2: Tuesday, May...

Looking for Ag Professionals to Speak to our Students!

March 31, 2021

Please join Rancho Cielo’s Ag Mechanics/Value Added program for our very first Careers in Ag: A virtual career exploration series .

Part of our training includes exposing our students to the various career paths within the Ag industry. We would love to count on you!

As a speaker, we ask that you prepare a short presentation (no more than 30mins) where you walk our students through your current role, how you got there, any challenges you experienced along the way, educational attainment, advice for the future, etc. We will end your time with a...

Now Recruiting!!!

January 22, 2021

Apply here .

Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific Feature

January 20, 2021

Rancho Cielo was featured on the Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific website! Check out an excerpt of the story below.

"The Rotary Club of Monterey Pacific see value and strength in diversity. In past years we have issued financial grants to many community minded non-profits. Sometimes these grant partners are a match made in Heaven! Like our grant gift to Rancho Cielo, located in Salinas, CA."

Read the full story here .

Rancho Cielo Featured in the Salinas Valley Business Journal

December 30, 2020

Read about it out here .

Rancho Cielo Inducts New Board Members

December 10, 2020

At Rancho Cielo’s November Board meeting, the board recognized outgoing board members Troy Boutonnet, Mike Costa, Jazmin López, Cosme Padilla, and Joanne Taylor.

New Board Members joining the board in January include Luis Alvarez (Owner of Alvarez Technology Group); Jeff Cook (CFO, Taylor Farms); Dale Ellis (Land Use Professional); Georgina Mendoza (JD, GMM Consulting), Clement Miller (COO, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System); and Mike Zimmerman (President, Cannery Row Company).

Elected as Officers of the Rancho Cielo Board are Susan Black, Chair (Pinnacle Bank); Jesse López, Vice Chair (Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope); Mike Zimmerman, Treasurer;...

Rancho Cielo Becomes a Blue Zones Designated Restaurant

November 16, 2020

It's official-- The Drummond Culinary Academy Dining Room is now a Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurant!

On November 13, 2020, we held a small outdoor celebration to recognize our new designation. We are so excited to be a part of the Blue Zones Project.

Learn more about the Blue Zones Project here: https://info.bluezonesproject.com/montereycounty

Rancho Cielo Featured in NPR

November 2, 2020

Rancho Cielo was featured on NPR! Current and former students talk about their experiences voting this election and Stacie Simmons, Transitional Housing Program Director, talks about how she's helped students become more informed about voting.

“It really gets me excited because it feels like you're part of this community of change,” said Simons. “It's very inspirational to see younger people wanting to learn this information.”

Read the full story here .