||Higher education has a long tradition of preparing students for careers and citizenship through education and service. Some examples include service-learning, federal work study, semesters and summers of service, deferrals or gap years to do a year of national service, and more. Higher education is innovating around this big idea of creating more opportunities for students to do a service year before, during, or after college. Together, with generous grant support from the Lumina Foundation, the Service Year Alliance seeks to spark innovation across the higher ed sector. Now in its second year, the Service Year + Higher Education: Innovation Challenge will explore the best ideas for linking service years to learning. We will build on the ideas presented in the 2015 Challenge to develop new designs for translating service years into course credit, helping students identify their passions, and increasing college completion rates.