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.

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    In celebration of the youth we serve and our honorees Amy Goodman, Marc Levin, and Alba Eduardo, please join us at our annual benefit premiere screening of student-produced documentaries on June 8th at Lincoln Center. See below for more details and click here to purchase......


    Stealing Home: Gentrification in Washington Heights will be featured in the 2017 Maysles Youth Media Festival! April 7, 6pm at the Maysles Documentary Center. Through looking at the history of redlining in New York City, EVC Youth Producers explore the effects of gentrification on a rapidly......

  • Premiere Screening in Collaboration with NeON Arts!

    Please join Harlem NeON Arts in collaboration with EVC for a documentary workshop screening! A Community Inquiry on Gangs & Unequal Education Followed by a Q&A with the youth producers and a reception with refreshments. Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The National......

  • Springing Forward at EVC!

    We’re thrilled this spring to be working intensively with teams of teachers and students to develop curricula and create participatory action research projects to improve police and student relations. Building from the powerful EVC documentary Policing the Times, students will investigate problems they encounter with......

  • 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:......

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