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.

Youth Corps positions now available!

June 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

June 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

June 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!

June 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

June 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

May 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.

Thank You to our Amazing Volunteers!

April 21, 2020

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers for the work they do! The invaluable service hours they provide contribute to the continued success of our programs and students. Thank you to our volunteers for providing time and skills to Rancho Cielo. Over the course of this past year, our 300 volunteers have provided us with over 1,000 hours of volunteer work. Below is a brief list of how those hours were spent:

  • Friday night dinners
  • Veggie packing day
  • Culinary Round Up
  • Leadership garden
  • Classroom volunteers
  • ...

Distance Learning Launches at Rancho Cielo

April 15, 2020

Our campus may be closed but our students are still working hard to obtain their high school diplomas.

Over the last week, our staff has been making deliveries to our students to help them get prepared for remote instruction.

Each student received a Census bag filled with a Chromebook, charger, a letter from their instructor, a letter to their parents (in Spanish and English), remote instruction agreement forms, and a pen.

We continue to exercise precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our staff asked each student to pull out the form...

Rancho Cielo receives first ever "Best Of" win!

March 20, 2020

Here's a bright spot for your day- We received our first-ever Best of Monterey County win from the Monterey County Weekly!

THANK YOU for voting us "Best Ag Nonprofit" for our brand new ag vocational training program. We are so honored! Read about the rest of the winners here .

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