Growing AgTech Industry Inspires New Course At Salinas Nonprofit
Rancho Cielo is a nonprofit in Salinas that offers at-risk youth the chance to prepare for jobs in a range of industries, from culinary to construction. Their newest program trains youth to work in the growing AgTech sector.
In a classroom on the Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, students complete an assignment for the new Agriculture Processing and Mechanics course. It’s a new 10-month course that began this August. Jessiah Ramirez says it’s already changed his life.
Read the full story by Michelle Loxton at kazu.org .
Rancho Cielo featured on Your Town TV
Susie Brusa, CEO of Rancho Cielo, was featured on Your Town TV. She talked about the history of Rancho Cielo, what's currently happening on the campus, and what's planned for the future. Click below to watch.
Congratulations to the Rancho Cielo Leadership Council!
Rancho Cielo Leadership Council representatives returned home from Chicago on July 13 with a $2,000 grant to fund a project aimed at helping teens deal with bullying, gang violence, and depression.
Rancho Cielo Leadership was one of ten finalists chosen from a larger pool of 230 teams nationwide to attend the Allstate Foundation and Peace First's Good Starts Young Rally. They were chosen based on their community project, "For the Youth, From the Youth," which demonstrated the "3 C's" of peacemaking- compassion, courage, and collaboration. So far, they have reached 350 preteens in two schools...
Rancho Cielo graduates 7th class
Ted Taylor Agricultural Center breaks ground
Vote for Rancho Cielo in the Monterey County Weekly "Best Of" Poll
Please vote for Rancho Cielo as Best Non-Profit in the Monterey County Weekly Annual "Best Of" poll! The poll closes on February 23 .
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Rancho Cielo Campus Tour by Solomon Atherton
Video underwritten by: Mann Packing
DP/Director: Solomon Atherton, Current Wave Media Editing: Tary McCullough
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus: Tour & Dinner
Rancho Cielo eager to open ag training center
Rancho Cielo will add agriculture classes to its curriculum next year with the construction of the Ted Taylor Ag Vocational Center. Read the full story HERE