Educational Video Center

Educational Video Center An award-winning non-profit youth media organization based in NYC
Founded in 1984, EVC has evolved from a single video workshop for teenagers from Manhattan’s Lower East Side to become an internationally acclaimed leader in youth media and education. EVC’s teaching methodology brings together the powerful traditions of student-centered progressive education and independent community documentary.

Step & Repeat photos from our wonderful youth media producers, board members and guest!
06/08/2019

Step & Repeat photos from our wonderful youth media producers, board members and guest!

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate 35 years of youth produced media with two new documentaries from our Youth Documentary ...
06/04/2019

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate 35 years of youth produced media with two new documentaries from our Youth Documentary Workshops! For tickets and more info visit bit.ly/EVC-35th

Today we congratulate our EVC students from various highschools across NYC who participated in our 9th Annual Youth Powe...
05/29/2019

Today we congratulate our EVC students from various highschools across NYC who participated in our 9th Annual Youth Powered Film Festival!!

Don't forget our Youth Documentary Premiere is next week, June 5th. Get your tickets now! www.bit.ly/EVC-35th

Yesterday we celebrated the accomplishments of two EVC alum! We congratulated our '18 alum Will who just completed high ...
05/24/2019

Yesterday we celebrated the accomplishments of two EVC alum! We congratulated our '18 alum Will who just completed high school with delicious cupcakes made by our 2005 alum Ines, who started her own baking business! Join us in wishing them both well on their next chapters!

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor and the commencement speaker for Morehouse College’s graduation, announced tha...
05/20/2019
Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor and the commencement speaker for Morehouse College’s graduation, announced that he would pay off the student loans of the class of 2019.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/education/morehouse-college-robert-f-smith.html

Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners and became the richest black man in America, said that he and his family would pay the Class of 2019’s debt.

05/16/2019
The War Within: Trailer

In 2009, our youth filmmakers produced the documentary "The War Within" to explore the mental health issues teenagers and young adults face. Today, many teens who suffer from depression are not seeking treatment.

Let's encourage change!

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #Socialjustice

Come celebrate with EVC! June 5th we're hosting our 35th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration & Youth Documentary Premiere!Mo...
05/16/2019

Come celebrate with EVC! June 5th we're hosting our 35th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration & Youth Documentary Premiere!
More info @ www.bit.ly/EVC-35th

Educational Video Center's cover photo
05/16/2019

Educational Video Center's cover photo

A debate has been raging in New York between parents, schools, and city officials since the results of the high school p...
05/09/2019
New York debates the symptom of its education problem rather than the cause

A debate has been raging in New York between parents, schools, and city officials since the results of the high school placement test were released in March. Most recently, sparks flew at a city council hearing as city officials proposed removing the admissions test to eight selective public high schools in the city.

A debate has been raging in New York between parents, schools, and city officials since the results of the high school placement test were released in March. Most recently, sparks flew at a city council hearing as city officials proposed removing the admissions test to eight selective public high…

Our friends at NYU Metro Center are hosting their 2019 Facilitative Leadership Seminar in July! Its a great opportunity ...
05/09/2019

Our friends at NYU Metro Center are hosting their 2019 Facilitative Leadership Seminar in July! Its a great opportunity for education professionals interested in fostering equity and educational excellence through deep and collaborative learning. Register at bit.do/eDYeV

Earlier this week, students from both Youth Documentary Workshops screened rough cuts of their films and facilitated a d...
05/08/2019

Earlier this week, students from both Youth Documentary Workshops screened rough cuts of their films and facilitated a discussion with their cohorts, EVC staff and friends, for feedback. We're so proud of what they have so far and we can't wait to share their finished docs!

To the teachers who put their students first, to the teachers who put in the extra hours, to the teachers who continue t...
05/07/2019

To the teachers who put their students first, to the teachers who put in the extra hours, to the teachers who continue to fight for and protect what's right. We thank you! #TeacherAppreciationWeek
#TeacherAppreciationDay

Yesterday Youth Producers from our Spring 2019 Youth Doc Workshop conducted street interviews with protesters as part of...
05/02/2019

Yesterday Youth Producers from our Spring 2019 Youth Doc Workshop conducted street interviews with protesters as part of an action sponsored by @riseandresistny outside of the Manhattan Institute's Award Dinner honoring Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Youth Producers are currently working on a documentary about the issues DOE teachers face every day, and wanted to speak to protesters to understand the impact DOE budget cuts will have on teachers throughout the country.

Students from one of our YDW program interview Urban Planner and Educator, Aurash Khawarzad, from the Pratt Institute ab...
04/24/2019

Students from one of our YDW program interview Urban Planner and Educator, Aurash Khawarzad, from the Pratt Institute about gentrification in Brooklyn. #YouthDocumentaryWorkshop #SocialJustice

Last week our students visited Goddard Riverside Community Center to interview some great people at Options Center about...
04/23/2019

Last week our students visited Goddard Riverside Community Center to interview some great people at Options Center about college debt resources for students. #collegeequity #college

04/19/2019

This weeks throwback clip is from our 2007 Youth Documentary Workshop project, "Blind Justice: The Prison Crisis in America," which questions whether prisons are meant to punish or rehabilitate offenders & examines the increase in prison population.
#socialjustice #prisonreform

In our New Media Arts program, students participated in a test interview in preparation for their expert interview. They...
04/18/2019

In our New Media Arts program, students participated in a test interview in preparation for their expert interview. They take turns being director, interviewer, camera-ops and sound. #evc #socialjustice

JOB POSTING: EVC is seeking an exceptional full time Development Manager to drive all fundraising efforts. For more info...
04/11/2019
Development Manager

JOB POSTING: EVC is seeking an exceptional full time Development Manager to drive all fundraising efforts. For more information click the link.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CENTER - DEVELOPMENT MANAGEREVC is seeking an exceptional full time Development Manager to drive all fundraising efforts for the organization including grant writing, grants manageme

In one of our Youth Documentary Workshops, students are examining the struggles that teachers in the DOE face, while foc...
04/11/2019

In one of our Youth Documentary Workshops, students are examining the struggles that teachers in the DOE face, while focusing on the interconnectedness of student/teacher stresses. Pictured: Students interview Juliana Perez Calle of UnLocal, Inc. about DACA; students review interview footage and brainstorm b-roll footage.
#socialjustice #EVC

04/02/2019
Eight universities ensnared in the nationwide college admissions scheme in which 50 people were criminally charged are n...
03/28/2019
College admissions scandal sparks probe of 8 schools by US Education Department

Eight universities ensnared in the nationwide college admissions scheme in which 50 people were criminally charged are now being investigated by the U.S Education Department, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

Eight universities ensnared in the nationwide college admissions scheme in which 50 people were criminally charged are now being investigated by the U.S Education Department, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

Wonderful article written by #UmmiModeste of City-As-School "Some rich kid will just buy my spot’: The disheartening m...
03/26/2019
The college admissions scandal sent a disheartening message to my students

Wonderful article written by #UmmiModeste of City-As-School

"Some rich kid will just buy my spot’: The disheartening message the college admissions scandal sent my New York City students"

Chalkbeat New York

The college admissions scandal came as no surprise to me and my colleagues. We see privilege play out in the process every day as we fight to get our students into college — and to convince our students that they deserve that opportunity.

Brenda Khor is working on a podcast that involves Steve Goodman, founder of EVC & his book "It's not about grit." Stay t...
03/26/2019

Brenda Khor is working on a podcast that involves Steve Goodman, founder of EVC & his book "It's not about grit." Stay tuned! She is also a Zankel fellow for EVC, where she assists youth with making documentaries about social issues.

via Media and Social Change Lab at TC

Throwback to when EVC was mentioned in a list of organizations dedicated to teaching social justice!
03/21/2019
A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

Throwback to when EVC was mentioned in a list of organizations dedicated to teaching social justice!

Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.

Today we attended the "Youth Development 2.0" event hosted by CUNY School of Professional Studies.Pictured: Iliana Lugo,...
03/19/2019

Today we attended the "Youth Development 2.0" event hosted by CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Pictured: Iliana Lugo, an EVC alumni, and Laura Scheiber, the New Media Arts Director, co-facilitated a hands-on workshop and showcased youth-produced work from our New Media Arts Program.
#digitalactivism #communityyouthdevelopment2

"Only a tiny number of black students were offered admission to the highly selective public high schools in New York Cit...
03/19/2019
Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

"Only a tiny number of black students were offered admission to the highly selective public high schools in New York City on Monday, raising the pressure on officials to confront the decades-old challenge of integrating New York’s elite public schools."

The tiny number of black students offered admission to New York City’s elite public high schools adds pressure on officials to confront the challenge of integrating those schools.

Stay safe! ❄️
03/04/2019

Stay safe! ❄️

02/12/2019
Official Clip: "2731: East Harlem Story" (1984)

Take a look at a New York City apartment in 1986. It was a time before gentrification, condos, and high rents; when people of color had to deal with slumlords, rats, and neglect. How has the city changed? How has it not?
#newyorkcity #housing #1980sNewYork

02/08/2019
Official Clip #2: "Growing Apart: The Politics of Family Separation"

Youth Producer Luis talks about the day his father was deported. Remember the real people, real families, and real lives affected by the immigration debate. #JusticeForImmigrants #immigration #familyseparation
#deportation

Former EVC Youth Producer, Luis, talks about the day his father was deported.

02/07/2019
Official Clip: "Growing Apart: The Politics Family Separation"

As we continue to discuss Trump's Border Wall, it's important to hear stories from people who came to this country for a better life. In this clip from "Growing Apart: The Politics of Family Separation", EVC Youth Producer, Luis, describes his journey crossing the US/Mexico border. #immigration #borderwall #JusticeForImmigrants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h9eIn5uOqw

In this clip from ""Growing Apart: The Politics Family Separation", EVC Youth Producer, Luis, describes his journey crossing the US/Mexico border.

02/06/2019
"Ride to Nowhere: Investigating the MTA" Official Clip

Last week, Malaysia Goodson passed away after falling down the subways stairs. She was carrying her baby stroller down stairs in a station without any elevators. "The lack of accessibility in our subways is literally killing people."- NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson. We made this documentary to address this issue. #mta #subway #nyc #accessibility
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmE0lNE_g8M

"It's time we show the MTA: You're for the people."

Know anyone who wants to learn how to make movies?  Know anyone who wants to change the world?EVC is assembling a new sq...
02/04/2019

Know anyone who wants to learn how to make movies? Know anyone who wants to change the world?

EVC is assembling a new squad of Youth Producers to make the next couple of hard-hitting documentaries. We’re looking for high school students (age 16-21) who are able to meet Monday through Thursday, from 3:45pm to 6:30pm.

Interested students can apply by clicking the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPoTvY7H3bcwCfsvkxR7YQFoS5Sd0F_ZdI0410ZCw4d02ybg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Educational Video Center's cover photo
01/09/2019

Educational Video Center's cover photo

Hey, Youth Producers Fernanda and Emily here!,coming to let you know that you should come see the two awesome documentar...
01/08/2019
RSVP

Hey, Youth Producers Fernanda and Emily here!,coming to let you know that you should come see the two awesome documentaries made by us! Documentary premiere: Black&Blue (The traumas of Police violence in New york city) and Ride to Nowhere (Investigating the MTA)
Hope to see you there!
(Trust me you'll enjoy it a lot so you should definitely come.)
Click the event on EVC's page to learn more information about screening.
Rsvp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoBkZBtgzzdO0oliZOgsgfrS6BajbymzkxsBPBq2VsC9UeRg/viewform
333 W 23ST SVA Theater at 6pm this Thursday
January 10, 2019

You're invited to the premiere of two powerful documentary films produced by young people from EVC's flagship program: the Youth Documentary Workshop. View a sneak peak of the films and RSVP below.

Check out this amazing seminar offered by our friends at NYU Steinhardt! It's a great opportunity for professionals inte...
09/24/2018

Check out this amazing seminar offered by our friends at NYU Steinhardt! It's a great opportunity for professionals interested in supporting school improvements through deep and collaborative learning. Contact Yana Kim at [email protected] for more information.

06/21/2018
Perla - Growing Apart

At EVC, we believe #FamiliesBelongTogether and no child should be forcibly separated from a parent. As an organization committed to empowering youth voices, we’re sharing the experience of one our alumni who has experienced family separation while crossing the border unaccompanied. Perla is an EVC alum and currently works as immigrant rights activist at Make the Road New York. She worked on the 2015 EVC film “Growing Apart,” which highlighted the journeys of undocumented youth crossing the border alone and the struggles they continue to face.

Perla celebrated her 11th birthday in a detention center shortly after crossing the border. “We were the only two kids on the bus that they were taking us to the detention center. And the day was so cold, so cold. We had to lay down on the floor of the bus, since the motor makes it warm. We had to lay down over there. We were in a jail, and we could look through and see kids playing outside in house. And I was thinking, when am I gonna see my mom?” Hear more of Perla’s story.

TONIGHT - Don't miss our Youth Documentary Film Premiere! We'll be showing two films that our youth producers worked on ...
06/08/2018

TONIGHT - Don't miss our Youth Documentary Film Premiere! We'll be showing two films that our youth producers worked on this semester. 6pm at Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, 3040 Broadway.

Media and Social Change Lab at TC
06/07/2018

Media and Social Change Lab at TC

We are excited about hosting Educational Video Center's Youth Documentary Workshop screening tomorrow evening at Teachers College, Columbia University!

Date: June 8th
Time: 6:00p - 8:00p (reception to follow immediately)
Place: Cowin Auditorium

Open to all - come by and support youth media, young filmmakers, and much needed critical work that helps to reframe these times...!

We have a great opportunity for education professionals interested in supporting school improvement through deep and col...
06/06/2018

We have a great opportunity for education professionals interested in supporting school improvement through deep and collaborative learning. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Luq4Qb. Questions? Contact Marlene Roy at [email protected].

EVC Youth Producers will be premiering their year-end films at our 9th Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival. Meet ou...
05/25/2018

EVC Youth Producers will be premiering their year-end films at our 9th Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival. Meet our young filmmakers and see their compelling films! 12:30pm on Thursday, May 31 at AMC Loews 34th St. - 312 W 34th St.

Have you seen the recently announced list of The Academy's FilmCraft and FilmWatch grant recipients? EVC is proud to be ...
04/17/2018

Have you seen the recently announced list of The Academy's FilmCraft and FilmWatch grant recipients? EVC is proud to be honored among so many innovative organizations!

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