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

  • Support EVC in Bridging the Divide

    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......

  • Apply Now for EVC’s New Media Arts Workshop

    Applications for the Fall 2017 program are currently closed.  Check back in January 2018 for details on how to apply for the next program. Interested in a media arts career? Join this exciting after school workshop and you will create a website about a social......

  • Summer at EVC

    Greetings from EVC! We hope you enjoyed a summer full of creativity, exploration, and activism. We certainly did! We were super busy offering workshops for youth, educators and community members in neighborhoods here across New York City, as well as in Appalachia and East London.......

  • EVC Launches Media Camp in Tennessee!

      This June, EVC launched a pilot project–”We Are All Connected”—in partnership with the Parent Resource Center of Duff, TN with generous support from Mozilla Hive NYC Fund.  The project began with a one week collaborative digital media summer camp in Tennessee as an effort to bridge the rural/urban divide and the......

  • EVC Goes to London!

      We’re happy to announce that this June we launched our first annual EVC Summer Institute at the University of East London in partnership with the University of East London Cass School of Education and Communities. Postgraduate student teachers, undergraduates, and faculty members worked collaboratively......

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