Community-based organizations that run after-school and summer programs in schools can offer crucial support to help avoid learning loss and meet safety requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Partnership for Children and Youth. The report says these programs can offer important social-emotional support to students from trusted adults with experience working with students. In addition, the programs can provide additional learning time and support to students, especially low-income and English learner students who have been most negatively affected by the pandemic. When schools reopen, the staff from after-school programs may also be able to help schools meet new guidelines for having smaller group sizes, according to the report.