Monterey County Gives!
Rancho Cielo offers an alternative educational environment, with vocational training, life skills development and counseling services. In addition to the successful vocational programs already on campus, like culinary and construction academies, our non-profit’s Big Idea is the brand-new auto/diesel repair program. The Auto/Diesel Repair Program teaches students how to inspect and repair vehicles, especially tractors and agricultural equipment. These in-demand skills, paired with the safe and affirming environment of Rancho Cielo, set these students up for lifelong success and meaningful work.
Thanks to your financial support you will help our students receive the...
Rancho Cielo Featured in the Salinas Valley Business Journal
Read about it out here .
Rancho Cielo Inducts New Board Members
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
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
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 .
Come to a Prospective Student Open House
At Rancho Cielo, young people can earn their high school diploma and a vocational certificate for free. Come to one of our Prospective Student Open Houses to learn more. The Open Houses will be held every Tuesday until the end of the semester. New students can apply throughout the year.
Space is limited due to social distancing protocols so please RSVP with Edna Valdez, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . No drop ins will be allowed.
Goodbye to Volunteers Wes and Susie
Thank you to Wes and Susie Morrill!
Wes and Susie are two longstanding Rancho Cielo volunteers. Unfortunately, they are moving out of the area so they will no longer be able to volunteer with us. We asked them to share a bit about how they first connected with Rancho Cielo and what the experience has been like for them. Read their story below:
We became interested in Rancho Cielo and its programs initially through Wes’s experience as a member of the Board of Directors of the All.US Credit Union. All.US Credit Union...
Rancho Cielo: NOW RECRUITING
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. ...
Veggie Boxes are now SOLD OUT
Veggie Boxes are officially SOLD OUT.
Thank you to everyone who supported Rancho Cielo, the Salvation Army, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, and the Food Bank for Monterey County.
Pick up orders under 25 boxes at Rancho Cielo on Friday, August 21 from 11:30 am to 2 pm and while you're there, stop by the Drive-thru Tri Tip BBQ. More info about that here .
Orders over 25 boxes will be delivered from August 19-21.
If you have any questions, please contact Allison...
Drive-thru Tri Tip BBQ is now SOLD OUT
The drive-thru Tri Tip BBQ is now SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who ordered!
If you ordered Tri Tip BBQ, you can pick up on Friday, August 21, 11:30 am - 2 pm at Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Rd., Salinas.
Deliveries for sponsors and large orders will be scheduled the week of the event.
For questions, contact Allison at 831-444-3507 or email@example.com .