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  • Brandon Nicholas

Happy 40th Anniversary EVC!

EVC was excited to bring in 2024 by kicking off #EVC40Years at our Winter Celebration & Youth Documentary Premiere!

During the youth-filled event held at SVA Theatre, the Honorable City Council Member Erik Bottcher presented EVC with a proclamation in recognition of EVC’s “forty years of outstanding service and enduring contributions to NYC youth.”

Council Member spoke passionately to our audience about the importance of youth voices and recalled his earliest memory of supporting EVC at the ribbon cutting at City-As School in 2015. “This is one of the first programs I visited when I was a staff member years and years ago working for my predecessor Corey Johnson… so this is sort of a full-circle moment for me coming back as a council member and getting to also support this great program.”

Council Member Bottcher was joined by Executive Director Ambreen Qureshi, EVC Alumni Advisory Council Member Christain Moore, Founding Director Steve Goodman, and EVC Board Member Torrance York.

When asked how it felt for EVC to receive this honor, Executive Director Ambreen Qureshi said, “We’re incredibly proud to see every single young person that has come through EVC over the last four decades be recognized in this very special way by Council Member Bottcher. Our youth filmmakers felt seen by their elected officials and saw that they, and their stories, really matter and are worthy of the esteem of all New Yorkers.”

Council Member Bottcher is excited to “see how this program will grow even more,” and we’re eager to show him, and the larger EVC community, what growth at EVC looks like. Fierce, fresh, and looking forward!

You can view all the wonderful moments from our Winter Celebration and Youth Documentary Premiere below.

And save the date for our 40th Anniversary Benefit on June 6 at Lincoln Center.


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