2023 A Disciplined Life® Gala

Take the Leap with Perspectives

It’s official – mark your calendar for the A Disciplined Life® Gala 2023! Please join us this spring on the evening of Thursday, April 27th for a celebration of Perspectives Charter Schools, featuring our amazing students and staff. 
Over 25 years ago, two public school teachers decided to take the leap and started one of the first charter schools in Illinois with the goal of educating the whole child and making social-emotional learning a core part of the curriculum. Since then, families continue to take the leap and enroll their students at Perspectives. Generous donors, like you, continue to take the leap and support our efforts. Perspectives continues to take the leap and evolves for, and with, our city’s future leaders. Today, we serve over 1,800 students across 3 campuses. This fall, we welcomed our largest-ever freshman class!
We are grateful for your ongoing support and your commitment to living A Disciplined Life with us. Once again, we ask you to take the leap with Perspectives and secure your spot below for an inspiring evening led by our students, celebrating our achievements, and highlighting our vision for the future. 
If you have any questions about our gala or how you can support Perspectives, please contact Mario Gonzalez via email at mgonzalez@pcsedu.org or via phone at 773-430-2803.
April 27, 2023
6pm – 7pm: Cocktail Reception
7pm – 9pm: Program
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

2023 A Disciplined Life Award Recipient

Samuel Mendenhall
Partner, Winston and Strawn LLP

2023 A Disciplined Life Gala Chair

Anthony J. Carmello
Partner, EY
2022 A Disciplined Life Award Honoree

Invest in Chicago Students

For any questions, please email Mario Gonzalez.

About Perspectives

Educating the whole child

We live A Disciplined Life®


Academic Rigor

Our college prep curriculum leverages instruction and personalized learning. Students can take advantage of certification programs, career development, and early college credit.


Social Emotional Learning

A Disciplined Life® is our social emotional learning curriculum and set of 26 principles. This is the foundation of Perspectives. Our 26 principles teaches students to have positive self-perception, healthy relationships, and the tools for productivity.


Experiential Opportunities

We use the city as a classroom. Students at Perspectives gain skills, confidence and insight from field studies, community action initiatives, and career shadowing.