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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.

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 .

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
  • ...