It's In You.


Welcome to Communities In Schools and to our “Running with Scissors” blog.

Why Running with Scissors? At a very young age most of us learned that running with scissors is hazardous, but too many young people do not understand the life-long hazards of dropping out of school. Success in our business requires fearless tenacity from both CIS social workers and from our students who run together toward school success and graduation.

By way of introduction, let me tell you what we hope to do with Running with Scissors. We would like our readers to experience CIS in depth and from the inside. We want you to get a taste of what it is like to be a CIS social worker or a CIS student. This 360 degree look into CIS will highlight both the daily challenges and the champions of what we do. It will also allow us to share the tenacity and many successes of our students. We hope it will also serve as a starter for many conversations about education, dropout prevention and societal issues facing children and about setting priorities for key decision makers at all levels.

Welcome to Running with Scissors. If you are new to Communities In Schools, please check our website at or join us on facebook. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

-Mike Steele, President and CEO