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Rancho Cielo invests in all young people facing challenges for success through diploma education, vocational training, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and affirming environment.
Rancho Cielo provides high-quality, diploma-track education, workforce development, and wrap-around services that assist in the maturation of each young person so they can enter a career of choice and earn a living wage. Rancho Cielo serves Monterey County16–24-year-old at-promise students seeking to change their lives. The goal is to end the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Rancho Cielo seeks to meet the needs of all students by providing supportive services to include safe, reliable, and efficient transportation that will allow more young people throughout the County to attend the Vocational Training Programs daily, safely, and on time. Our big idea is to enhance our transportation program by adding more bus routes to make sure that our students have a safe ride to school. Transportation has an impact on educational outcomes and for some transportation is a barrier to access to education and workforce development training.
Natalia is from Colombia and arrived at Salinas to support her family. Thanks to RC programs, she earned her HS diploma and culinary certificate. “Personalmente me enseñó a ser más independiente, como llevar una vida adulta…” “El apoyo que me brindaron aquí realmente me ha ayudado a evolucionar como persona y aprender cómo funciona la vida, si salgo de aquí ya se cómo trabajan muchas cosas, siento que si me ha ayudado muchísimo. Hay mucha gente que apoya a uno, con cualquier cosa que uno necesita.” Translation: “Personally, it taught me to be more independent, how to lead an adult life....” “The support that they gave me here has really helped me to evolve as a person and learn how life works, I know how many things work, I feel that it has helped me a lot. There are a lot of people that support you with whatever you need.”
- Natalia N/A