Marshall’s affiliation with a number of community foundations allows students a variety of opportunities.
- The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) awards grants every year to teachers who submit proposals for field trips, funding for classroom materials, and requests to attend conferences on topics related to instruction.
- The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) offers students a chance to learn skills necessary to succeed in college.
- Marshall students participate in meetings held by the Pasadena City Planning Commission and are responsible for eliciting student feedback about urban planning.
- Through the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) program, high school students meet twice a month with mentors in those fields in order to receive career encouragement and learn about scholarship opportunities.
- Upward Bound offers mentoring, tutoring, intervention, and college trips to high school students. Students can also take summer courses at Pasadena City College (PCC) and Cal State LA through this program.
- The Early Admissions Opportunity Program (EAOP), which is offered through UCLA, offers SAT and ACT prep courses and help with college entrance requirements.
- Caltech’s RISE program (Reaffirming and Increasing Scholastic Endeavors) offers math and science tutoring to high school students.
- Pasadena's Police Activities League (PAL) program assists students in developing leadership, teamwork, and homework and study skills.