Rancho Cielo is Recruiting NOW!

Rancho Cielo Youth Campus is currently recruiting participants!  Our programs provide a unique opportunity for youth to engage in activities that encourage learning, build self-esteem, create positive relationships with adults and help them relate to their community in a new, constructive way. CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH RADIO RECRUITMENT AD CLICK … Continue reading

2014 Family Fun Day

 Join us on Sunday, August 24th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for Rancho Cielo’s 4th Annual Family Fun Day! You might recall that last year we welcomed over 150 community volunteers and over 1,000 visitors from all over the county. Guests enjoyed hiking scenic Salinas Valley trails, climbing aboard a … Continue reading

5th Annual Culinary Round Up

More than 300 people joined Rancho Cielo on Sunday, January 19th in celebration of its 5th Annual Culinary Round Up. Held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, current students of the Drummond Culinary Academy (DCA) were paired with 21 of Monterey County’s top chefs to present gourmet chow complimented … Continue reading

Carmel Bach Festival Residency

Rancho Cielo and the Carmel Bach Festival have expanded their unique partnership to include visits twice a month from Bach Festival artistic leadership and musicians. Through this extended residency, a rotating group of Bach Festival artistic leadership and musicians will work with Rancho Cielo participants in a collaborative, shared experience … Continue reading

Teamwork. Dedication. Achievement.

At Rancho Cielo, we aim to give our program participants a ‘leg up’ in the increasingly competitive labor market and provide them with skills and knowledge that adds to their employability, access to supportive services that treat the whole individual, job placement, and follow-up services. After successfully completing one of … Continue reading

What Is Rancho Cielo?

Our Vision

To transform the lives of at-risk youth and empower them to become accountable, competent, productive and responsible citizens.     more »

Our History

Founder former Superior Court Judge John M. Phillips witnessed the tragic cycle of offending and incarceration that many young people found themselves in. He wanted to create an effective alternative that would help keep first offenders from becoming repeat offenders.     more »

Our Future

Rancho Cielo will continue to develop and expand the use of the one-hundred acre site to include an array of healthy, enriching activities for all Monterey County at-risk youth and their families.     more »

Join Our Mailing List!

To join our mailing list click the link below.
Subscribe to our newsletter


Job Announcement: General Ed. Instructor

Full-time teaching position available. Check out the following link for detailed information: General Education Instructor

A Diploma and Construction Training for At-Risk Youth

“While, U.S. Census data trends link earning less than a high school diploma or GED to lower annual income and higher rates of unemployment, research also correlates it to poorer health outcomes and disproportionate rates of incarceration. All of these factors have compounding effects on families and whole neighborhoods.” For the full report, click HERE

Cooking Up A Brighter Future

KUSP reporter Laura Flynn interviews students, guests, and Drummond Culinary Academy Director Chef Paul Lee. For the full report, click HERE.

Upcoming Events

2014 Family Fun Day

Join us on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 for Rancho Cielo’s 4th Annual Family Fun Day!

Salsa tasting FFD food line Face painting

Tons of fun for the entire family: Fishing, Gardening, Basketball & various other sporting activities, Dodge Ball Tournament, FREE family fun run, Best of the Valley Salsa Contest, and much, much, more!

When: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Rancho Cielo Youth Campus

710 Old Stage Road, Salinas, CA 93908