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’s founding director, Steve Goodman, has worked closely with students throughout his career to help them leverage the power of storytelling in transforming their own lives. Steve’s new book, It’s Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity and the Power of Transformative Teaching, captures a number of these......

  • EVC will be hosting its Fall Benefit on Wednesday, November 7th at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. Stay tuned for further details and ticketing information!  ...

  • YOUTH POWERED VIDEO FESTIVAL Each year, EVC’s Professional Development Program integrates its model of documentary film production and community inquiry into classes and afterschool programs throughout New York City. EVC Youth Producers will be premiering their year-end films at our 8th Annual Youth Powered Video......

  •   Dear EVC friends and family, The EVC Board of Directors is proud to announce that Ambreen Qureshi has joined the organization as Executive Director after our founder of 35 years, Steve Goodman, retired earlier this year. Ambreen has extensive leadership experience in the non-profit......

  • We are so proud of our students for their amazing work over this past semester. Here are snapshots of the culminating program events that celebrated their successes in all three of our core programs. You can check out the full albums at https://www.facebook.com/educationalvideocenter/. HBO YOUTH DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP PREMIERE......

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