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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Rancho Cielo currently has job openings! Join the Rancho Cielo team and make a difference in your community. We currently have the following positions open. Please follow the links to the job descriptions and contact us if you are interested.
Temporary Deputy Director
Front of the House – Supervisor
YC Concrete Crew Trainer
Executive Chef / Chef Instructor
Lead Teacher – John Muir Charter School
“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.