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

  • Join EVC for a Spring Workshop! Applications are now open for students and educators interested in participating in an EVC workshop this spring. Read on for more program information and to learn how to apply. Youth Documentary Workshop New Media Arts FlyerOur award winning YDW......

  • Season’s greetings from the entire EVC community! Wishing you happy holidays and a new year filled with connection, joy, and loud youthful voices for peace and justice. If you are able, please consider donating to EVC’s  2021 Winter Cocktail and Youth Documentary Premiere. Now through......

  • Join us as we celebrate our inspirational youth producers and to support EVC’s transformational work. This special virtual evening will include a screening of our two newest youth-produced documentaries that were made 100% virtually, and a lively discussion with the youth.    Thursday, January 9,......

  • For this edition of EVC’s Docs & Dialogue series we’ll be watching the 2012 documentary Breathing Easy with the youth producers who made the film. This documentary explores the harmful impact that lead poisoning, mold, and pests and pesticides in low-come housing have on the health and......

  • EVC Presents Docs and Dialogue returns this month with a screening of the 2004 film Patriarchy is Malarkey! and a community discussion about gender justice. This film explores the discrimination and violence that women face in society, and examines the policies and media representations that......

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