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.

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  • 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......

  • Last Chance to Donate in 2016!

    The end is near! The end of 2016, that is. But there’s still time left for you to make your tax-deductible donation to EVC. And with your generous support, we can continue offering another year of transformative youth documentary and media arts programs. Thanks for......

  • You’re invited to EVC’s Premiere Screening at HBO!

        Youth Doc Workshop Premiere Screening January 12, 2017, 6 pm–9 pm HBO Theater 1100 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Delicious refreshments will be served RSVP: With your support, our youth are able to express their voices, collaborate with local......

  • EVC Needs Your Support!

    At EVC, youth are empowered to make their voices heard about critical issues in their lives. And the impact of EVC stays with them years later, as they carry our values and ideals with them in their schools and communities. Just last Thursday EVC Graduate......

  • A Light in Dark Times

    Dear Friends, 2016 has been an incredible year of transformative learning and activism at EVC. Our students have created documentaries that tell stories about their lives surviving police brutality in their schools and in our city, resisting the growing gentrification in their neighborhoods, and struggling......

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