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 culinary academy opens doors for youths overcoming barriers
The cozily-lit dining room is rimmed with glass so patrons can look out onto a star-dotted Salinas night, distant crumpled mountains cradling the sky. Waiters slip between tables, delivering salads sprinkled with prosciutto and balsamic vinegar, followed by plates of tender pork chops and hand-made apple tarts.
Pass through the doors to the kitchen and you’ll see staff quietly churning out plate after plate of locally-grown, seasonal food, the sous-chef calling out orders one after the other.
One cook, stirring a risotto, calls over the head chef, Estevan Jimenez, asking him to taste it....
Rancho Cielo Grads Look to Bright Future
The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering Charitable Patron Ticket
Friday, August 24, 2018, marks the 16th Annual The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering , once again hosted on the stunning green lawns of Quail Lodge & Golf Club in beautiful Carmel, California!
Rancho Cielo was chosen to be the recipient of 50% of the proceeds from the Charitable Patron ticket, a special opportunity for guests to bypass the 2018 ticket lottery while making a difference in the local community. Rancho Cielo, a preferred Charity of The Quail, has been a long-time partner of Quail Lodge & Golf Club and The Quail since its commencement in...
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...