2022 A Disciplined Life® Gala

Celebrating 25 years

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 2022 A Disciplined Life Gala the evening of Friday, May 6, 2022 at 6pm as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  Together, we will commemorate Our Legacy, Our Promise, and Our Future.
Our Legacy:  We stand on the shoulders of visionaries who, twenty-five years ago, made a commitment to developing the whole student.  With the creation of A Disciplined Life, they embraced social emotional learning and the belief that all students deserve engaging coursework, collaborative instruction, and forged a path for more educators to do the same.
Our Promise: We reflect on the achievements of our graduates, the talent found in our staff members, the passion of our communities, and the dedication of our supporters. We are leaders in this changing world, striving to be critical thinkers with strong character.
Our Future:  We celebrate the hope and endless possibilities that lie ahead for our students. Their successes, lessons learned, and contributions will inspire generations to come.
Over the last 25 years, we have grown from:
  • 1 classroom to 5 schools
  • 30 students to 1600+ students
  • 10 programs to 50+ enrichment and athletic programs
  • 12 staff members to 250+ staff members
We could not have done this without our tremendous supporters: people who are invested in equity in education, access for the underrepresented, and the social-emotional well-being of our Chicago students.
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.

Meet our 2022 A Disciplined Life® Award Honorees

Our Legacy

Larry Ashkin

Larry Ashkin
Chairman Emeritus, Perspectives

Our Promise

Anthony Carmello Headshot B&W

Anthony J. Carmello
Partner, EY

Our Future

William Heard B&W

William Heard
CEO|CIO, Heard Capital LLC

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.