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

  • On June 2nd, EVC’s Youth Doc Workshop students premiered two powerful new documentaries at #StoriesTakingAction. They also joined Abigail E. Disney—documentary filmmaker and recipient of EVC’s Storyteller in Action Award—in conversation, talking about the future of documentary filmmaking and the importance of young people’s voices......

  • The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. On the occasion of #StoriesTakingAction, we are......

  • EVC invites you to #StoriesTakingAction, our Spring Virtual Benefit Event and Youth Film Premiere! The event will be hosted by EVC Alumni Raelene Holmes and Cirilo Ordonez. At the event, EVC will honor documentary filmmaker, producer and activist Abigail Disney, and EVC alum Maude Carroll.......

  • The Educational Video Center wants to shoutout EVC Alum Norma Gottschalk for being featured in a Spectrum NY1 news story about Summer Youth Employment Program. Norma is a Youth Documentary Workshop alum who worked on the 2021 documentary, What’s Gender Got To Do With It?......

  • This past year has been a challenging year for many, including us here at EVC. But despite the struggles, we’re grateful that the Educational Video Center is stronger than ever and still committed to changing the world, one documentary at time. To reflect on our......

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