Kidz Express

Kidz Express was founded as part of Good Shepherd's social ministry in 1997 to move forward in faith by providing programs and services for students in Austin. Today Kidz Express is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; however, it remains closely partnered with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. While programming for over 60 children takes place each weekday and for the bulk of the summer, volunteers are always needed on Tuesday nights at 6pm to help with tutoring. To volunteer at Kidz Express please talk with Pastor Kathy or go to:

In the fall of 2016, Kidz Express moved into a closed CPS school building at 5521 W. Congress, Chicago which will allow the program to increase to 300 students. Graduates of the program are currently in graduate school pursuing MBA's and working in major corporations. The current assistant director is a graduate of Kidz Express.