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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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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 .

Come to a Prospective Student Open House

August 25, 2020

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 evaldez@ranchocieloyc.org . No drop ins will be allowed.

Goodbye to Volunteers Wes and Susie

August 14, 2020

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...


July 8, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

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 acady@ranchocieloyc.org .

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 .