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.

Due to the closure of NYC schools, all in-person EVC workshops are suspended and our staff is working remotely until further notice. We have converted our workshops to an online learning experience that aligns with our curriculum and meets DOE learning standards and are looking forward to sharing more youth-produced content with you shortly. For additional information please reach out to info@evc.org and follow NYCDOE Updates for COVID-19 updates.

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 Throwback Thursday Film Festival  Join us for three evenings of powerful social justice documentaries to support our youth filmmakers as they share stories about the issues that shape their lives. Featuring some of EVC’s classic youth-produced documentaries on timely topics of education, unemployment and......

  • Every June, EVC looks forward to our Annual Benefit, and this year was no exception. We are looking forward to when we can once again gather as a community to celebrate our 35th Anniversary,  Like everyone, we’ve adapted to this new reality, and our media......

  • We are excited to announce that our Board of Directors has grown and are eager to introduce our newest Board members Marga Graves and Albert Bahar who joined this Spring!  Ms. Graves is a Deal Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, bringing her consulting experience and financial expertise......

  •  Our Youth Documentary Workshop students created Quaranteens,, an interactive virtual-space, to document their personal experiences living through this pandemic, and explore the social and political impacts that COVID-19 has had on teenagers during the crisis. Here, students are sharing personal videos, photos and articles to explore......

  •   Here are some highlights from EVC’s 35th Anniversary Winter Cocktail & Youth Documentary Premiere in January. Over 130 people joined us to celebrate our talented Youth Producers at the premiere of EVC’s newest youth produced documentaries:  “Cops Are(n’t) Colorblind: Changing the NYPD From the......

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