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 Apprenticeship; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

News & Events

  • From EVC’s Archives: An Interview with Manning Marable

    In a 1995 EVC documentary on Reconstruction, high school students from the Coalition School for Social Change interviewed the renowned scholar of black history and radical public intellectual Dr. Manning Marable, author of books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America (1983), Race, Reform and Rebellion:......

  • Save the Date for EVC’s Benefit Honoring Amy Goodman

    Join us at our annual benefit premiere screening on June 8, 2017 at the Walter Reade Theater to celebrate the work of our youth producers and to honor Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!  RSVP to  ...

  • Thank You for Making Our Youth Doc Workshop Screening a Success!

      Fall 2016 Youth Documentary Workshop at HBO, January 12, 2017 Ask Your Doctor, 2016 That’s How I was Raised: Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse, 2016...

  • Register Now for EVC’s Youth & Community Voices Educator Workshop

    In collaboration with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development’s Partnership Schools Program, the Educational Video Center is thrilled to announce a series of ten workshops designed to promote youth and community voices in school settings. The program is offered at no cost......

  • EVC Alum Spotlight: Perla Lopez

    With the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States, our nation’s core values and the safety of our communities—especially the most vulnerable among us—are at risk. For 30 years the Educational Video Center has supported young media-makers to foster hope, create......

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