The Coptic “Egyptian Christian” Youth Center (CYC) is non-profit, California registered as CYC-LLC.
We, at the Coptic Youth Center, are committed to provide educational, recreational, healthy eating, social programs and various activities that enhance the quality of life of our Coptic youth and their families, as well as members of our diverse local community regardless of their faiths and backgrounds.
Why did Saint Antonius Coptic Orthodox Church, Hayward, build a Coptic Youth Center (CYC) for Coptic and area youth?
Our church; Saint Antonius Coptic (Egyptian Christian) Orthodox church is located in 2500 Hansen Road in Hayward California 94541 and has its own web page www.antonius.org. It is a non-profit organization 501 © (3) (Federal ID #94-2342165), and serves primarily the Egyptian Christians in the area. The mother church in Egypt was founded in 42 AD by St. Mark the apostle and our church kept the most ancient precepts and traditions.
Our Church’s congregation grew from 150 families to over 450 families to accommodate the avalanche of those fleeing from religious persecution in Egypt.
This flood of new comers is expected to increase steadily. They must be helped to adjust to the new life in their adoptive country in order to become active members in the community and good American citizens.
Also, our church is known for caring for the Hayward community including its homeless and nursing home residents.
Your contributions help the CYC provide a wide range of programs for people in every generation, especially the youth.