Educational Video Center (EVC)

Founded in 1984, the Educational Video Center (EVC) is a youth media and social justice organization that teaches documentary filmmaking as a means to develop artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of historically excluded youth, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. EVC is advancing the next generation of activists by building the artistic, cultural, and political power of student New Yorkers—young people who live on the front lines of racial and economic injustice—through documentary film.

Our programs are a platform where young people take the lead on their own learning and leadership, and where they create multimedia projects as part of their civic engagement on issues they care about. History has shown us that who tells the story matters–and our students’ personal lives and knowledge can remake society if we create space for telling