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

  • EVC Goes to London!

      We’re happy to announce that this June we launched our first annual EVC Summer Institute at the University of East London in partnership with the University of East London Cass School of Education and Communities. Postgraduate student teachers, undergraduates, and faculty members worked collaboratively......

  • Register for EVC’s 2017 Summer Teachers Institute!

    EVC’s Summer Teachers Institute is an intensive, multi-day experience of media making, reflection, and curriculum development. Teachers learn project-based facilitation strategies designed to build their students’ digital and print literacy, critical thinking, and group collaboration skills. In addition, teachers learn about EVC’s strategies to assess student......

  • Thank You for Making EVC’s 2017 Benefit a Huge Success!

    Honorees Marc Levin (left), Amy Goodman (center), and Alba Eduardo (right) accepting their awards at the Film Society of Lincoln Center   The team at EVC extends a warm thanks for making our Annual Benefit Premiere Screening such an overwhelming success! We are extremely proud......

  • EVC Holds Launch Party For New Media Arts–Youth Remixing History!

      City-As-School Library, June 2, 2017          ...

  • EVC Alum Spotlight: Ricky Nigaglioni

    For more than 30 years the Educational Video Center has supported young media-makers to foster hope, create dialogue, and resist injustice. Ricky Nigaglioni was on the youth crew that produced a documentary about the struggle to resist gentrification in the Bronx and Brooklyn, As the......

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