What Is Rancho Cielo?
To transform the lives of at-risk youth and empower them to become accountable, competent, productive and responsible citizens.
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.
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.
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“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
KUSP reporter Laura Flynn interviews students, guests, and Drummond Culinary Academy Director Chef Paul Lee. For the full report, click HERE.
Jorge dropped out of school to help his family, picking lettuce in the fields of Salinas, California, for five years. Rancho Cielo brought him back to school and a pathway to better job opportunities. Produced by Monika Navarro for the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop Collection.
Portola Hotel and Spa’s Executive Chef Jason Giles will partner with Rancho Cielo’s Drummond Culinary Academy for an exclusive Beer Dinner at Rancho Cielo on Friday, May 2. Peter B’s Brewmaster Kevin Clark will pair his seasonal brews, including Otto Ale and Raspberry Wheat, with a 4-course dinner. Seating is limited to 60. Hors d’oeuvre reception begins at 6, with dinner to follow. $50 per person includes food and beer.
Optional Shuttle from Carmel!
Coming from the Peninsula? Reserve a seat on the shuttle for an additional $15 per person. Be sure to make your reservation for BOTH dinner and the shuttle to avoid disappointment. This event will sell out.
When: Friday, May 2 @ 6 pm
Reservations in advance: 831.444.3521
Join us for our 2nd Annual Student Art Show & Silent Auction
When: Friday, May 9th, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Drummond Culinary Academy Dining Room
Cost: $30 for Heavy Appetizers and Wine
Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go towards paying student artists for their work and to support Rancho Cielo’s Art Program.
Reservations: 831.444.3521 or here
Sponsored by: The Arts Council for Monterey County