Dr. Robert Cockfield is currently CEO and Founder of Get Up Community Center Incorporated along with his wife Yolanda Cockfield, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director.
Robert Cockfield is a community activist, non-profit consultant, musician and motivational speaker. He has traveled the country teaching non-profit and business principles to small and large organizations for the past 30 years. Yolanda and Robert Cockfield have been married for the past 34 years and has 3 sons, and 2 grandchildren. Yolanda Cockfield has practiced as a speech therapist for twenty years.
They began GUCC May 18th, 2007 at 4417 and 4419 Rittiman Road, San Antonio, TX in a 2400 square foot facility from 2007 to 2008. The community center then relocated to 13777 Judson Road, Suite 108 and grew to 6 spaces within the Judson Business Center from April 2008 to April 2011.
A new 6000 square foot facility was built at 6227 Krempen Ave, San Antonio, TX were the community center grew even more from May 2011 to May 2015. In May 2015. GUCC move to 2 campuses, the southeast campus at 4408 IH 35, San Antonio, TX 78218 and the northeast campus, 4957 Windcrest, TX 78218. June 2016, Get Up Community Center moved from the 4957 Windcrest, TX campus and added the Universal City location.
The 4408, IH 35, San Antonio, TX 78128 location was closed down in July 2018 so that all services would be consolidated to one location. GUCC services San Antonio, TX, Universal City, TX, Bexar County, TX and the surrounding counties.
GUCC has birthed over 22 for profit and non-profit organizations out of its doors since conception. Get Up Ministries, which was started May 18th, 2007, is a mission service of GUCC with a mission service open to the public every Sunday.
The Get Up Community Center “Power to the People Food Pantry” was birthed April 2008 and has served the San Antonio, TX and surrounding communities for over 13 years servicing on average of 40 to 50,000 individuals yearly.
The Silver Seniors program was birthed in 2014 for the aging 55 and over with health, wellness, fitness and nutrition services.
Get Up Community Center has a Peoria, Illinois location at 2637 North Sheridan Road that began January 2015, which provides similar community services that the San Antonio, TX location has for Peoria, IL and the surrounding counties.
The Executive Directors are Clyde and Lucy Gulley from Peoria, IL.