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We at the Educational Video Center have been unwavering in our commitment to improving the lives of youth from the most hard-hit communities of our city. For 28 years, we have been empowering students to make their voices heard through their documentaries on the critical issues in their lives. In these times of deep cuts in school budgets, social services, and the arts, it is more important than ever that this work continues. Click Here to make a donation.
Over this past year, EVC’s student filmmakers have tackled a wide range of issues including:
- The effect of mortgage foreclosures on families in Queens;
- Homophobia and the ongoing struggle for marriage equality;
- The challenges faced by immigrant youth from war-torn Liberia; and
- The impact of the last decade of wars on youth and their families.
We have taught video to nearly 700 students in 15 schools throughout New York City,and showcased their works in EVC’s 2nd Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival. We are proud that EVC documentaries have been featured at the Sundance, Human Rights Watch, and Tribeca film festivals, and have been honored with over 100 awards, including an Emmy.
EVC’s programs provide students with transformative experiences. While less than two-thirds of NYC students graduate in four years (2010), over 90% of EVC’s student filmmakers graduate from high school and many of them have gone on to college and careers in such media companies as CNN, The New York Times, the History Channel, CNBC, Nickelodeon, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Hispanic International TV Network, and PBS’s “POV” program.
But we need your help to sustain this work. Please give generously to EVC and enable us to reach as many young people as we can with EVC’s life-changing programs. All your donations go directly to fund our award-winning programs.
If your company or organization can help by making a contribution, please contact Executive Director and Founder Steve Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Click Here to make a secure online donation with your credit card. If you would rather send a check, please make it payable to the Educational Video Center, Inc, 120 West 30th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Either way, your gift to EVC is 100% tax deductible. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Thank you for being among the inspired!
All of us at EVC wish you and your families a happy, healthy (and youthful) holiday and New Year!