Youth Changing  The World

One Documentary at a Time

The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video to develop the artistic, critical literacy, & career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism & 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.

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The EVC Story

The Educational Video Center 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.

  • Docs & Dialogue: This is an example!
    Jun 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join EVC for a screening and critical conversation about this social justice issue!
  • Youth Powered Video Festival
    May 31, 2018 at 4PM
    AMC Loews 34th Street 14, 312 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
    EVC Youth Producers will be premiering their year-end films at our 8th Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival.
  • New Media Arts Launch Party
    June 5, 2018 at 4:30PM
    Room: Library on the 4th floor, 16 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
    As their remixed websites go live, we will gather with the EVC youth producers for a launch celebration with those from all over NYC.

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