James O. Gibson is a Senior Fellow in residence at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, DC, where his work focuses on urban revitalization, community building, and race relations. Through the Center, Mr. Gibson works with PolicyLink, a national research, advocacy, and communications institution devoted to strengthening communities, and DC Agenda, a non-profit community assistance corporation dedicated to solving District of Columbia problems. He has been a Senior Associate of the Urban Institute since January 1993. Between 1986 and 1992, Mr. Gibson was Director of the Equal Opportunity Program at The Rockefeller Foundation. Before joining Rockefeller, he served as President of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C. Other positions held include Assistant City Administrator for Planning and Development for the District of Columbia, Executive Associate of The Potomac Institute, and Executive Secretary of the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP. He has been a consultant to many federal, municipal and private sector agencies. Presidential appointments include the President's National Commission on Rural Poverty and the National Capital Planning Commission.    (3PL)