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 us for a critical screening of a youth-produced documentary examining the homelessness crisis facing New York families.   For the third screening in this series we will be watching the 2008 documentary Losing Ground: The New Face of Homelessness with the Youth Producers who made it.......

  • We are excited to announce that our Board of Directors has grown and are eager to introduce our newest Board members Tiffany Harrington and Jahaad J. Martin who joined in August!  Ms. Harrington is an Assistant Manager of Promotional Planning at HBO/Warner Media, as well......

  • For our second screening, we will be watching our 2018 documentary Colors of Health: Understanding Unequal Care in New York City with the Youth Producers who made it. This film explores the racist practices and structural inequities that lead to worse health outcomes for Black......

  • Seeking innovative and engaging ways to discuss systemic racism with your employees? Want to learn from young people most impacted by structural violence? EVC works with Corporations, including their Diversity and Inclusion Departments and Employee Resource Groups, to organize virtual screenings of short documentary films produced by......

  • EVC Presents: Docs & Dialogues, a youth-produced virtual documentary screening series led by EVC’s young people whose lives and communities are impacted by systemic inequities. These individuals will share their stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. ......

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