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?
To partner with our community to provide a safe campus
to deliver programs and services that
inspire at risk youth to learn new skills,
gain self-esteem and confidence.
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.
RC’s 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
$30 for Heavy Appetizers and Wine
Sponsored by: The Arts Council for Monterey County