by Christine L. Mendoza and Tanya Jackson: January 9, 2014

The Whole Student: How Educational Video Center Remains at the Forefront of the Gap Between Educational Demands and Active Citizenry



Program Coordinator and Creative Director for Deep Dish/Waves of Change's Green Screen: Summer 2014

During the summer of 2014, I served as the Program Coordinator, Facilitator and Creative Director for Deep Dish/Waves of Change's Green Screen program in West Harlem, NYC.

"Seven young women, part of Community Board 9 in Uptown Manhattan, ventured out to canvass and document community gardens in their neighborhoods. Inspired, they created unique projects expressing their take on the impacts and essence of these gardens." 

Click the link below to learn more and view the work these young ladies created!


Co-Director of the Youth Documentary Workshop for Educational Video Center: September 2012 - January 2016

From September 2012 - January 2016, I served as the Co-Director of the Youth Documentary(YDW) Workshop at Educational Video Center(EVC) in New York, NY.  YDW is a 15-week after school program comprised of NYC area high school students learning to produce 20-minute documentary films that address social issues relevant to their lives.  Below are  some of the trailers from the youth produced films I lead instruction for. 

(EVC): Fall 2015

(EVC):  Spring 2015

(EVC):  Spring 2014

(EVC):  Fall 2012

EVC students focus their attention and cameras on the harmful impact that lead poisoning, mold, and pests and pesticides in low-income housing has on the health and wellbeing of their communities. They investigate how these pollutants affect their fellow student’s Harlem apartment, and show how the information and advocacy provided by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and other health experts give hope to a family in need.