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 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......

  • The Next Generation is Now: EVC Alum Spotlight

      We at EVC are proud to celebrate our graduates from the past three decades whose documentaries have challenged us to think critically about pressing social issues in our lives. And we’re proud that they’ve gone on to make a difference in the world in......

  • A Productive Summer at EVC!

    It’s been a busy and productive summer at the Educational Video Center! In June, EVC students Orlando Ramos and Mohamed Fofana travelled to Detroit with Director of Youth Documentary Workshop Jessie Levandov to participate in the annual Allied Media Conference, which brings together a “vibrant......

  • Registration Now Open For EVC’s Youth Powered Video Summer Institute!

    Click here to download the flyer. Help us spread the word! In this five-day professional development intensive, teachers and youth workers will learn to plan, facilitate and assess Common Core aligned, media project-based units that will build their students’ 21st century literacy, critical thinking and......

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