Who are we?
The Jointure for Community Adult Education offers affordable learning opportunities in Somerset County. We are a nonprofit organization providing community education with local school districts in various forms since 1914. We are committed to lifelong learning for all.
Mission Statement: To provide educational and cultural programs to empower children and adults in our communities to become independent, lifelong learners and to prepare for changing conditions in our society.
The Jointure has been providing community education for almost 100 years. It began in 1914 as a small community initiative in Bound Brook through the Board of Education. Over the years, the Jointure expanded and partnered with other area school districts in Somerset County. Today the Jointure represents a true "joint venture" in learning. Adult education classes are available from the northern part of the county in Basking Ridge to the southern part of the county in Hillsborough. In addition, our partnering efforts have expanded to include a variety of non-school course locations. We look forward to continuing to bring quality educational experiences to the communities of Somerset County.
Yumiko Mishima - Executive Director
Dianne Lewis - Director of Operations
Jeanine Stellpflug - Manager, Children's Programs
Doris Stevens - GED/Adult Basic Skills Coordinator
Board of Trustees
Mr. Ernest Shuba -President
Mr. Gerald Smit - Vice President
Mr. Stuart Wallack - Secretary
Dr. Rosina Dixon - Treasurer
Mr. Vincent Barra
Ms. Lisa Giranda
Ms. Barbara Kane
Mr. Rahul Mahna
Dr. Joseph McGarry
Ms. Yumiko Mishima, ex-officio