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

  • 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......

  • There’s still time left for you to make your tax-deductible donation to EVC before the year is up! And with your generous support, we can continue offering another year of transformative groundbreaking youth documentary and media arts programs. Thanks for all the love and commitment you’ve given this year to the amazing talented youth we serve. And please remember to save the date for our upcoming events on January 3rd and January 11th....

  • NEW MEDIA ARTS LAUNCH PARTY As their remixed websites go live, we will gather with the EVC youth producers for a launch celebration with family, teachers, peers, mentors, industry professionals and community members from all over New York City. This is a time to celebrate......

  • Dear Friends, As you may know, EVC Founder and Executive Director Steve Goodman plans to transition from his role in early 2018. Please help us find an outstanding leader who can ensure EVC continues to grow and deepen its impact. EVC’s Board of Directors is......

  • In these troubling times when our country has become so deeply divided across racial and urban and rural lines, EVC is doing our part to bridge those differences. We’ve launched the “We Are All Connected” project bringing EVC students from New York City to live......

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