Mission Housing partner “Manny’s” to host United Democratic Club

Who says you can’t have fun and make a difference at the same time?

On Friday, Dec. 7 Manny Yekutiel and Manny’s play host to the United Democratic Club and its annual holiday party. For Yekutiel, it’s another step in line with his establishment’s purpose and mission.

“We’re lucky to be hosting multiple democratic organizations including Indivisible SF, the San Francisco Democratic Party, the Alice B Toklas Democratic Party, and the United Democratic Party all in our first few weeks,” Yekutiel said. “It is extremely difficult to find central and affordable space in San Francisco if you are a civic organization without a large events budget. Manny’s was built with this very purpose in mind and I’m honored to have the United Democratic Club with us on Friday.”

Manny’s opened earlier this Fall on the ground floor of Mission Housing’s Maria Alicia Apartments.

“One thing about the affordable housing industry that gets lost in translation is how important our ground-floor spaces are, and should be, to serving the surrounding community’s needs,” said Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss. “We chose to partner with Manny’s because we believe that the spot on 16thand Valencia should be a hub for empowerment so we are thrilled that Manny’s has hit the ground running and remains true to the spirit of our partnership with them.”

“We are living in a time where folks are hungry for real in person interaction, especially as it relates to how we are engaging with our civic life,” Yekutiel said. “Manny’s was built in response to that hunger and aims to create that space in a way that is accessible to folks across the many spectrums in this City.”

This year’s party supports Ignite National, a nonprofit that empowers young women to get involved in politics and serves as a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

“It’s a fabulous organization doing incredible work.” Yekutiel said, “and I actually know some incredible women being supported by their programs who will be there on Friday.”