Due to the closure of NYC schools, all in-person EVC workshops are suspended and our staff is working remotely until further notice. We have converted our workshops to an online learning experience that aligns with our curriculum and meets DOE learning standards and are looking forward to sharing more youth-produced content with you shortly. For additional information please reach out to info@evc.org and follow NYCDOE Updates for COVID-19 updates.

The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

EVC began with a simple idea: put video cameras in the hands of teenagers and teach them to go out into the city and craft stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. While the technology has changed over the past three decades, we've stayed true to our core values and mission through our after-school and summer Youth Documentary Workshops; New Media Arts Program; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

News & Events

  •   Here are some highlights from EVC’s 35th Anniversary Winter Cocktail & Youth Documentary Premiere in January. Over 130 people joined us to celebrate our talented Youth Producers at the premiere of EVC’s newest youth produced documentaries:  “Cops Are(n’t) Colorblind: Changing the NYPD From the......

  • Dear EVC Community, In the face of the unprecedented crisis caused by COVID-19 in our communities, EVC’s goal is to continue to support the young people and families that we work with as we have over the last three decades. In accordance with the decision......

  • On March 1st, our Board member Amy Plotch and her husband Phil hosted an intimate fundraising screening and cocktail party at their home in Radburn, NJ to benefit EVC. The gathering was attended by Amy’s family and friends, EVC staff and Youth Documentary Workshop alumni......

  • On February 18th, Youth Producers from EVC’s Winter Youth Documentary Workshop visited JP Morgan at Hudson Yards for a private screening of their documentary, Cops Are(n't) Colorblind: Changing the NYPD from Inside and Out. ...

  • Join us as we celebrate our inspirational youth producers and to support EVC’s bold growth plans. This special evening will include a screening of our two newest youth-produced documentaries, a lively discussion with the youth and a cocktail reception. Buy Tickets Here! Thursday, January 9, 2020......

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