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.

News & Events

  • Save the Date for EVC’s Benefit Premiere Screening

    Join us at our annual benefit premiere screening to honor the works of our students and professionals dedicated to the field of youth media and film making. See below for more details and please help spread the word through your networks!     EVC’s Youth......

  • Educator Workshop Series: Youth and Community Voices

    Register for EVC’s Youth and Community Voices Educator Workshop Series In collaboration with NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development’s Partnership Schools Program, the Educational Video Center is thrilled to announce a series of ten workshops designed to promote youth and community voices......

  • Thank you, we’ve reached our fundraising goal!

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! Thank you for your generous donations. You helped us reach, and surpass, our fundraising goal of $6,000! With your support, we are able to sustain our award-winning youth media programming, impact the lives of our students through......

  • Happy Holidays From EVC

    Dear Friends, 2015 has been another amazing year of powerful storytelling and transformative learning at EVC. Whether their documentaries were about immigrants’ rights, educational equity, mental health, or the objectification of women, our students have inspired us all by their stories of struggle and resilience.......

  • You’re Invited to EVC’s Premiere Screening at HBO

    We Cannot Wait to See You at HBO in January! This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the screening. To RSVP, click here or email With your support, our youth are able to express their voices, collaborate......

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