Frank Peak to Receive Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award
Frank Peak, administrator for Community Outreach Services for the Creighton University Medical Center Partnership in Health, will receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the State of Nebraska MLK Planning Committee.
The award will be presented at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 12 during a celebration honoring King at the Capitol Rotunda, 14th and K streets, in Lincoln.
The committee chose Peak because of his long history of community activism and leadership in health and human services. Peak is co-founder and president/chief operating officer of the Nebraska Ethnics Together on Reaching Kids, Inc., a nonprofit prevention organization that addresses high-risk behaviors among youth and, in particular, youth from communities of color. He also is considered a champion in the area of health care and reaching underserved and economically challenged populations, the committee noted.